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post #1 of 6 Old 07-16-2012, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Cunkers? Its a good thing I love my horses!

So I noticed Tys eyes watering a couple days ago. I didnt see any irratation or cuts or anything as to why. So i set up an appointment with one of my vets and had her out today. Well, he has cunkers, which is where flys lay eggs in their eyes. Well, because he is allergic to flys, he had quite a reaction. His whole eye swelled over the weekend.
So, he is on an atibiotic with dexamethasone in it. And I have to treat him with an ivermectin today and then again in 3 days. And then tomorrow, I have my other vet coming out for an adjustment, massage, acupuncture, and laser muscle therapy. Its a good thing I love my horses. Cause that is $250 out the door in 2 days!
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-16-2012, 11:28 PM
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wow only $250 for all that?! haha You do love him! :P
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-16-2012, 11:36 PM
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I would get a fly mask, real quick :)

You can also feed through fly control. Such as simplify. It destroys eggs in feces and mucous membranes, such as the eye.

Just a couple of suggestions. Glad to hear you are getting it fixed though, hes a lucky boy.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-16-2012, 11:44 PM
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Aaaw poor boy. Glad your getting it fixed up.. also to help with the flies you could try putting some apple cider vineger in their feed.
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When these eye flies are out, I rub vaseline around the eyes, trying to get it close to the eye lashes and lower corner of the eyes. I especially put as much as I can near the corners. The flies don't like the greasy feel. I extend it out for about an inch or so.
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Typically he has a fly mask on, but with all the rain lately I dont like keeping wet masks on. I do the apple cider, Ive not tried the vaseline. That would def be a good idea for the rainy days.
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