A collection of 22 scientific papers on equine ophthamology have been made available online by journal publisher Wiley.
The collection of articles were selected from Veterinary Ophthalmology, the Equine Veterinary Journal and Equine Veterinary Education.
The joint virtual issue is entitled, Clinical Equine Ophthalmology: The Current State of the Art.
The papers, which cover recent significant advances in equine clinical ophthalmology, will be free to read online until the end of April 2016.
Wiley says the issue contains information of direct relevance to all sectors of the veterinary profession, from general practitioners and specialists to researchers, surgeons and students.
The papers cover common diseases, surgical procedures and outcomes.
The new publication was devised and compiled by a panel of guest editors comprising Mary Lassaline, a member of Veterinary Ophthalmology’s editorial board and veterinary ophthalmologist in the department of surgical and radiological sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in California; David Wilkie, editor of Veterinary Ophthalmology and professor at veterinary clinical sciences comparative ophthalmology at Ohio State University; Tim Mair, editor of Equine Veterinary Education, based at Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic, Kent; and Celia Marr, editor of the Equine Veterinary Journal, based at Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons in Newmarket.
Lassaline said the goal was to provide broad access to the most current information applicable to the wider equine veterinary profession.
“Subsequently, a salient feature is many of the papers included are collaborations between veterinary ophthalmologists with a special interest in horses, equine practitioners with a special interest in ophthalmology, private practitioners and those in academia, and academicians from different institutions,” she said.
Subjects covered include seven papers on new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of ulcerative and non-ulcerative keratitis in the horse. There are three articles on novel approaches to corneal surgery and a further three on corneal neoplasia.
Six papers provide data on long-term outcomes following surgical intervention for equine recurrent uveitis (ERU), glaucoma, and cataracts.
Three articles present new information regarding retinal and orbital disease.
Marr said the key purpose of the journal was to disseminate information to help the enhancement of specialist knowledge at every level of the veterinary profession.
The papers can be accessed here.