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    08-08-2009, 05:54 PM
  #1
Yearling
Carolina cut her eye :(

I went to give the girls their lunch and Carolina had an open cut about an inch long and maybe 3mm deep right on the inside corner of her eye. It wasn't bleeding but I cleaned it up and then put the yellow goop on it (I can't think of the name, the antibacterial stuff that is thick and yellow) and put her fly mask on. It swelled up but now it's now swollen anymore.

I didn't think it was bad enough for a vet call, there doesn't seem to be any damage to her eyelid, or actual eyeball. Should I call the vet anyway?
     
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    08-08-2009, 07:37 PM
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dee
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I don't think a vet is really necessary if you can't see any damage to the eye. Just watch the eye for any sign of irritation and relax. Horses get scratches all the time. It's just scarier when they are on the face. You should see my poor DJ up close. Right after we got him, daughter's stallion took a sincere dislike to him and chased him all over the lot. He bit him in several places. Nothing too serious, but it did pull the hair out in spots (no blood). It's been nearly a month, and it looks like he may not hair back over until spring!
     
    08-08-2009, 10:05 PM
  #3
Yearling
LOL That makes me feel better. I guess it's the same theory as face wounds on people. The swelling is completely gone now.

Thank you for your reply :)
     
    08-08-2009, 11:59 PM
  #4
Yearling
Actually, it is very possible for the eyeball itself to be damaged without it being visible to the naked eye. This is why one of the very first things a vet does when examining an eye is to put a flourescent stain into the eye to make any defects in the cornea more visible. Anytime there is a wound right next to an eye, a vet exam is warranted because damage to the eye heals slowly and turns very very bad very quickly.

Also, don't use Furacin (the yellow goop) near an eye. If you are going to use anything near an eye use a plain triple antibiotic ointment.
     
    08-09-2009, 12:09 AM
  #5
Yearling
Ahh. Oops.

The wound is about an inch from the eye. I didn't see any scratches to the cornea, any unusual discharge.
     

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