Uveitis in horses is also called Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU), moon blindness, or periodic ophthalmia.
Uveitis is an inflammation of the uveal tract of the eye.
The uveal tract encompasses the iris, the ciliary body, and the choroid.
Uveitis is one of the most common horse eye conditions and a leading cause of blindness in horses.
Symptoms of horse uveitis are:
- Increased tearing
- Keeping eye closes
- Reddening around the eye
- Swollen eyelids
- Light sensitivity
- Cloudy cornea
- Iris color changes
- Constricted pupil
Common causes of uveitis are:
- Systemic bacterial infections
- Systemic viral infections
- Ocular trauma
- Lens proteins leaking from a cataract
- Immune-mediated diseases
Luckily, Eastern medicine offers a natural, herbal solution for uveitis in horses.
Haliotis Formula: Western Medicine Applications
Haliotis Formula is a TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) blend of 11 different herbs.
Haliotis Formula helps horses with the following Western diagnoses:
- Chronic conjunctivitis
Haliotis Formula: Eastern Medicine Applications
Eastern medicine treats a disease’s root cause(s) rather than symptoms.
Accordingly, TCVM vets use a different evaluation process than Western veterinarians.
TCVM vets look for signs of imbalance.
Haliotis Formula helps horses with the following TCVM signs:
- Grey or blue nebula (turbidity of the cornea)
- Heat/Fire in the Liver with stagnation
- Ocular discharge
- Opacity of the cornea
- Photophobia (eye disorder)
- Surging fast or weak pulse
- Swollen eyelids
- Red or pale tongue
How Haliotis Formula Treats Your Uveitis in Horses
Haliotis Formula is a TCVM blend of 11 different Eastern herbs.
The herbs perform synergistically, balancing systems and meridians in the body.
Haliotis Formula addresses the underlying causes of your horse’s illness or disease.
The underlying cause of any disease is always some type of imbalance.
Haliotis Formula alleviates your horse’s imbalances and soothes the painful symptoms of illness and disease at the same time.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Haliotis heals by:
- Clearing Liver
- Eliminating Fire
- Clearing the eyes
- Resolving the nebula (clouded spot on the cornea)
The main ingredients in Haliotis Formula are:
- Gu Jing Cao (Eriocaulon, aka pipewort) clears Heat, brightens the eye
- Huang Lian (Coptis, aka coptis rhizome) clears Damp-Heat and detoxifies
- Huang Qi (Astragalus, aka milkvetch, locoweed) tonifies Qi
- Huang Qin (Scutellaria, aka skullcap root) clears Damp-Heat and detoxifies
- Jue Min Zi (Cassia, aka cassia seeds) clears Heat and brightens the eyes
- Mi Meng Hua (Buddleia, aka butterfly bush) brightens the eyes
- Mo Yao (Myrrh) activates Blood
- Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia, aka Chinese foxglove root) clears Heat and cools Blood
- Shi Jue Ming (Haliotis, aka abalone shell) clears Heat and brightens the eyes
- Yu Jin (Curcuma, aka curcuma tuber, aromatic turmeric tuber) clears Heat-Toxin and dissipates Stasis
- Zhi Zi (Gardenia, aka cape jasmine root, gardenia) clears Damp-Heat and detoxifies
Dr. Huisheng Xie, founder of the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL, created Haliotis Formula specifically for animals.
He based the formula on the ancient Chinese formula Jue Ming San found in the text Yuan Heng Liao Ma Ji (Yuan-heng’s Therapeutic Treatise of Horses) written in 1608 by Benyuan and Yu Benheng.
Haliotis Formula works best when combined with plenty of water and moderate exercise.
Note: Information on our site is provided for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute advice provided by your own veterinarian.