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  • Corpora nigra in horses

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    04-07-2012, 06:22 PM
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Weanling
Question Funny Eyes?

Hey Everyone!

Ok.. ever since I had Buddy, he's had funny eyes.. like.. there's something weird in it..

Its in both his eyes...but it doesn't seem to cause him any problems, and from what I know he's had them his whole life. I've never seen a horse with this before... Just wanted to know if anyone has ever come across this before??






     
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    04-07-2012, 06:29 PM
  #2
Banned
Wow... that's so odd.... I did some googling but I couldn't turn anything up. Subbing, interested to hear if anyone knows about that.
     
    04-07-2012, 06:33 PM
  #3
Super Moderator
I think all horses have that, just it's more apparent in some than in others. I'm pretty sure I've read that on here before. I don't remember what they're called though.

At least, Lacey has them in her eyes too!
     
    04-07-2012, 06:38 PM
  #4
Weanling
They are called corpora nigra. All horses have a few of them in their eyes if you look closely. They are normally on the top of the pupil. They are thought to protect the interior of the eyes from bright sunlight. Some horses (very few) have "extra" in their eyes making them much more noticeable. One of my horses has extra in his eyes. I have had him since he was 4 and he is now 20, they have never caused him any problems. It looks like your guy has a bit more than mine does, but I don't think it should cause any problems for him.
Wallaby and Evansk like this.
     
    04-07-2012, 06:38 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Tianimalz    
Wow... that's so odd.... I did some googling but I couldn't turn anything up. Subbing, interested to hear if anyone knows about that.
Very odd.. but his vision is fine.

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Originally Posted by Wallaby    
I think all horses have that, just it's more apparent in some than in others. I'm pretty sure I've read that on here before. I don't remember what they're called though.

At least, Lacey has them in her eyes too!
All my other horses eyes are clear, theres no sign of that .. "growth" .. or whatever it is LOL,

It's a bit mind boggling.. but if its not bugging his vision.. makes him unique among the herd! LOL
     
    04-07-2012, 06:45 PM
  #6
Banned
Hey, it makes for some really pretty pictures too!
     
    04-07-2012, 07:25 PM
  #7
Foal
Off topic, but what kind of camera do you use?
     
    04-07-2012, 08:02 PM
  #8
Trained
Yup, all my horses have had this. Very detailed pics. I love them.
     
    04-07-2012, 08:33 PM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by BooBear    
Off topic, but what kind of camera do you use?
For these pictures.. I used a canon rebel XSi and a macro lens.

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Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
Yup, all my horses have had this. Very detailed pics. I love them.

Well, Im glad that people have seen this before and now what it is!
     
    04-07-2012, 08:38 PM
  #10
Foal
My horse has them. My dad and I assume that they are like internal sunglasses. To help block the sun from entering right into the horse's eyes.
All horses have them though.
     

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