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    02-03-2008, 12:24 PM
  #1
Foal
How does a horse eye work?

For school I'm doing a science fair project on the horses eye. I need to kno things like how it works, and also I'm going to incorpurate in wether not they are color blind. If you guys could give me information that you know about it, and if you could give me links that would be great becouse I need to make a bibliography for my report.
Thanx :)
     
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    02-03-2008, 12:33 PM
  #2
tim
Weanling
Well, it's hard to say whether they are colorblind or not. Some say yes, but scientists have yet to prove it either way.

Also, horses have near 360 degrees of vision due to the placement of their eyes. The placement is also a large indication of their status as a prey animal.

In addition, the placement gives horses a very poor depth perception, and this is why some horses are often hesitant to enter even a puddle of water. They have no way to tell how deep it is and they are afraid it may be bottomless.

This is a great site: Equine Eyesight
     
    02-03-2008, 12:56 PM
  #3
Yearling
Here are some articles for you to read. You can find many others by doing a search for "equine & eye & anatomy" or "equine & eye & examination"

http://www.equisearch.com/horses_car...omy/eye100499/
http://www.ecmagazine.net/Fall2006We...Physiology.htm

http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=2797&dpt=12
     
    02-03-2008, 02:15 PM
  #4
Started
Just off the top of my head. Horses' have blind spots. Directly in front of them and directly behind them.
     

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