Veterinarians involved in the care of performance horses may be in a position to diagnose and treat ophthalmic disease in patients for whom the disease or its treatment may affect their performance. Implications of performance-altering disease may be professional, legal, medical, or even life threatening. The goals of this chapter are (1) to provide a guide to agencies regulating equine sport; (2) to review ophthalmic diseases that may affect performance; (3) to give examples of regulations regarding ophthalmic disease; (4) to review medications used to treat ophthalmic disease that may affect performance or may be regulated; and (5) to give examples of regulations regarding medications used to treat ophthalmic disease.
- Ophthalmic disease
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