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        08-19-2010, 11:20 PM
    Close call.....!

    My little one got a cut in her upper eyelid. I called the vet and her eye was not hurt at all. I got her to stand well to allow me to flush it with water. (That was fun with a filly...ugg) The vet gave me some neat creme but don't know the name of it. Now I have to give Penicillin and Bute. I can't for the life of me figure out where she cut it. It was a rough-looking cut. It didn't require stitches but it was still deeper than a superficial surface wound. Maybe she was rubbing on a tree. Don't know but this little horse is always getting in trouble. We don't have anything in the pasture that would be like old cars or any barbed wire that would give a jagged cut.
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        08-20-2010, 06:50 PM
    Has this happened to anyone else? I am worried about it being so close to her eye.
        08-23-2010, 04:55 PM
    Your best bet is probably to get a vet to look at it :/
        08-23-2010, 11:18 PM
    The vet did and she is fine. I am a little momma and need to not get so excited.
        08-24-2010, 09:32 AM
    My mare did that one time and I could not figure out how she did it since she had a flymask on and did not rip it. I used Corona ointment on her, since it was the top of her eye lid and gave her some bute for the swelling. I did not call the vet out. Horses are large animals and numerous things can happen that you will not be able to figure out. Hope she is doing better!
        08-26-2010, 06:56 AM
    Eye injuries can be tricky. One of my old pony mares got a piece of hay slivered in her eye once and the vet had to come and cut it out. She had all sorts of antibiotics and ointment creams that we had to put on it for weeks. She had to wear a fly mask 27/7 to prevent infection and insects irritating it. She was not very happy at all. But THANKFULLY she made a full recovery. As long as you are consistant with the treatment the horse should heal well. Just make sure you call the vet if you see any changes or swelling.
    The vet also told me to feed lots of treats when treating her eye. You do not want to make, touching around her eyes or face unpleasent which could lead to head shy issues.
        08-26-2010, 07:31 AM
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    Isn't it great! Horses will figure out a way to injure themselves on air! I'm glad she will be ok tho. Especially her eye.
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