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    11-04-2010, 11:15 AM
Eye Issue- please help!

When I got my new horse out of the trailer the other day she had some yellow-ish stuff in the corner of her eye. I immediately thought she bumped her eye or its her alergies, so I washed her eye out and went on with fixing her stall. Not 10 minutes later her eye looked exactly as it did when she came out of the trailer, so I figured its not alergies since its yelow-ish only on one side and figured something got in it. I washed it out again. I went and got some eye drops for people last night and put them in there and when I fed this morning she had dirt all over that side of her head (i think she layed on that side last night) including in that eye, so it was crusty in the corner from the dirt but it was dry so I knew it hadn't been running all morning. I did notice that her eye (the white part) is red. Anywho, I would like to know if you guys think this is serious or if she really did just get something in there. The vet is coming in the morning for a check up since I just bought her, I'l have him look but I'm extremely worried that it's something bad.
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    11-04-2010, 11:22 AM
Good thing you're having the vet out, because yellowish mucus can indicate infection.

Good luck.
    11-04-2010, 11:26 AM
Well its not like really yellow but its kinda tinted yellow. But thank you, I have a fear I'm going to need it.
    11-04-2010, 11:30 AM
Now, now, don't go burying the horse just yet.

If she has an infection, the vet should be able to give you something to clear it up.

She sounds like a good sort, especially if she allowed you to put stuff in her eye last night. Mine are rarely as cooperative.

Maybe I should have said good luck, and don't worry too much!

Please let us know what the vet says.
    11-04-2010, 11:45 AM
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I'd call the vet, she'll probably tell you to give the horse a dose of banamine and then give you a couple different oitments (depending on the issue). Mine gave me a 3 way antibiotic and some kind of antifungal cream when mine scratched his eye.

Good luck.
    11-04-2010, 11:52 AM
You say the vet is coming tomorrow?

Does the eye itself look clear? No blueish clouding on the surface?

If all that is wrong is what you describe I think you are fine waiting until the vet comes tomorrow.
    11-04-2010, 01:39 PM
Very likely she got something in her eye (like wind blown handful of sand there). My horse had it happen once when we had a strong wind, and I basically washed it with the strong warm tea and another solution (antiseptic kinda stuff) every 4-5 hours for 3 days in row. I think vet is a right way to go as it can be anything in your case (new horse). Good luck!
    11-04-2010, 02:49 PM
I keep some stuff called NFZ Puffer in my animal med kit. Its actually for dogs and cats but I've used it many times on a horse with a pus or swollen eye. You just sort of puff the powder into the affected eye. Its also for infected ears.
I find it easiest to cover the eye with my hand, then quickly move my hand and "poof" the powder into it.
I'm not sure about all states but here you can get it at most animal/livestock supply places.
    11-05-2010, 01:42 AM
Thank you to all who have replied. The vet will be here at 1130 tomorrow so I'm thinking she will live lol. I went and got some terrimyacin (spelling?) and her eye looks about 50% better. Yes her eye does have a little bit of blue in it but so does the other eye. She has some crazy lookin eyes if you really look at them....but so does her mamma. Anywho, thank you and I will half to look up that NFZ stuff. I would like to know more about the tea method though-just curiosity for future reference
    11-05-2010, 08:36 AM
By blue I did not mean eye color I mean clouding because of damage.

Did you have a pre purchase exam done on this horse before you bought it?

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