Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Eyelid: blepharitis - overview

Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Inflammatory eyelid disease or blepharitis is recorded uncommonly in the horse but there are a number of specific localized skin disorders, systemic diseases with eyelid manifestations and immune disorders all of which can manifest as various forms of blepharitis.

Primary bacterial blepharitis

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Meibomianitis

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Fungal infections

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Viral-induced

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Parasitic infections

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Brookes D E (1999)Equine Ophthalmology.In: Gelatt K N (ed) Vet Ophthalmology(3rd ed), 1053-1116, Lippincott.


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