Category Archives: Uveitis

* Blind man’s guide dog may lose sight

Source: news.com.au

MARCH 04, 2015 9:42PM

Pigmentary uveitis is a condition common among golden retrievers.

Pigmentary uveitis is a condition common among golden retrievers. (Source: AFP)

AFTER a lifetime of acting as a seeing eye dog for his owner, a golden retriever now faces sight problems of its own. Continue reading

* BBC News – Great Yarmouth blind pony helped by ‘bell’ horse

Source: bbc.co.uk/news
Published: 7 June 2014
Last updated at 09:33

Josh and Rory

Josh and Rory are like “brothers”, groom Katie Doyle said

A pony that helped disabled people learn to ride has had to rely on another horse’s help after becoming blind.

Josh worked as a Riding for the Disabled pony near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, for many years until his sight failed.

Croft Farm Riding Centre noticed he then became anxious when in the field.

They said he is now “secure” if accompanied by horse Rory, who wears a bell to indicate his presence.

Centre proprietor Heather Cook put a bell on 31-year-old Rory and paired him with Josh, 24, after hearing the method had been used to help a blind dog. Continue reading