My Horse Has Glaucoma?

Contributor Nettie Liburt’s gelding presented with glaucoma and was finally diagnosed with intraocular hypertension.
Share
Favorite
Close

No account yet? Register

ADVERTISEMENT

my horse has glaucoma
ET recovered well with help from his veterinarians. | Photo: Courtesy Nettie Liburt

I was working when the barn manager called around 8:30 in the morning on Memorial Day 2016 to tell me that ET’s right eye was swollen shut.

My 16-year-old Appendix gelding has a propensity for getting into trouble, so this wasn’t the first time I’d made an emergency call to the vet. I hurried to the barn and met Dr. Cathe Montesano, of Montesano and Tallarico, DVM, LLP, in Smithtown, New York. After an examination, however, she gave me the most serious eye-related diagnosis I’d received: “ET has glaucoma.”

Come again? He was fine yesterday

Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.

TheHorse.com is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to access some of our exclusive free content, you must be signed into TheHorse.com.

Start your free account today!

Already have an account?
and continue reading.

Share
Favorite
Close

No account yet? Register

Written by:

Nettie Liburt, MS, PhD, PAS, is an equine nutritionist based on Long Island, New York. She is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she studied equine exercise physiology and nutrition. Liburt is a member of the Equine Science Society.

Leave a Reply

Related Articles

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Sponsored Content

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

How do you try to promote healthy joints in your horse? Select all that apply.
122 votes · 236 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Register for a FREE account here.

Need to update your account?

You need to be logged in to fill out this form

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!