Poll Recap: Eye Matters

Of the 236 respondents, only 87 (33%) said their horses have an annual eye exam by a veterinarian.

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You probably wouldn’t think twice about going to the ophthalmologist if you started having trouble with your eyes or vision. But what about your horse’s annual eye care? In last week’s online poll, we asked our readers if their horses have an annual eye exam each year. More than 250 people responded, and we’ve tallied the results!

Of the 236 respondents, only 87 (33%) said their horses’ eyes are examined annually by their veterinarian, while the remaining 176 respondents (67%) said their horses don’t have annual eye exams.

Additionally, more than 60 people commented about why they do or do not have their horses’ eyes examined every year:

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Jennifer Whittle, TheHorse.com Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master’s degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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