Genetics of Equine Ocular Disease

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Horses perform in a variety of disciplines that are visually demanding, and any disease impacting the eye has the potential to threaten vision and thus the utility of the horse. Advances in equine genetics have enabled the understanding of some inherited ocular disorders and ocular manifestations and are enabling cross-species comparisons. Genetic testing for multiple congenital ocular anomalies, congenital stationary night blindness, equine recurrent uveitis, and squamous cell carcinoma can identify horses with or at risk for disease and thus can assist in clinical management and breeding decisions. This article describes the current knowledge of inherited ocular disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-322
Number of pages20
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2020


  • Genetics
  • Horses
  • Multiple congenital ocular anomalies
  • Night blindness
  • Ocular diseases
  • Ocular squamous cell carcinoma
  • Recurrent uveitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine


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