Recognizing and Treating Corneal Ulcers in Horses
Corneal ulcers are the most common ophthalmic condition equine practitioners see in the field. Some are simple scratches that heal quickly with appropriate treatment, while others are more complex, involve infection, and can take longer to heal. Regardless of their severity, and they must be managed appropriately to prevent/treat infection, control pain, and speed healing.
“When an ulcer is slow to heal, one must carefully examine the eye to determine what kind of ulcer you are dealing with,” said Catherine Nunnery, DVM, Dipl. ACVO, during a presentation at the 2017 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Nov. 17-21 in San Antonio, Texas.
Classifying ulcers correctly will ensure the timely application of appropriate
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