VetWatch: The One Eyed Horse

Loss of sight is normally associated with feelings of fear and dread, were it to happen to yourself, given the consequences that it would have to the rest of your life. It is therefore quite understandable that a horse owner would have grave concerns were their loved animal to lose the sight in one of their eyes, in part due to the effect on their day to day life, but also to the athletic consequences that may face them. What is relatively poorly understood is the reality that horses that lose the sight in one eye are rarely prevented from continuing with a relatively normal working life, explains Chris Lehrbach BVMS MVM Cert ES (Orth) MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics) at Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership. See the July edition for full report.