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    03-24-2008, 11:19 PM
Eye problem... urgent! *PIC ADDED*

My potential horse to buy has a weird eye figment, he may have been born with it, but it looks so unusual. Like, he has ( as unusual and gross it sounds ) animal poop in his eyes. It is in where the rectangle should be, and I'm worried about him. It is in both eyes, although I have not checked it thouroughly. He is not blind, at least not all the way, because he sees me coming for him in the field...

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    03-24-2008, 11:37 PM
I strongly suggest not buying him. I've never heard of it, but it seems that it could definitely lead to blindness.
    03-24-2008, 11:41 PM
Originally Posted by Cheval
I strongly suggest not buying him. I've never heard of it, but it seems that it could definitely lead to blindness.
agreed with Cheval!
    03-25-2008, 10:02 AM
It does not look like it could lead to blindness, it's not all that unnatural. :(

(Just a bit strange)
    03-25-2008, 11:01 AM
Green Broke
Actually.... it sounds like what's called the "Corpora Nigra". Horses have this little area at and along the top of their pupil (the big black rectangle). Depending on the horse it can either look like a fringe or a bunch of brown puffs. I know, sounds strange, but take a flashlight and look at the other horses in your barn. Every single horse has it! I should NOT be so big that it blocks the pupil from top to bottom. They can get something called "Corporal cysts" which look exactly the same, but fill the pupil area and cause blindness. (but is treatable!)
    03-25-2008, 11:39 AM
I would have a vet come out there, and check his eyes out. It could be something serious, or it could just be how he is. Getting a vet out there, you'll know for sure.
    03-25-2008, 10:12 PM
Here is a picture:



    03-25-2008, 10:14 PM
I can't tell anything. I would definitely have a vet check him out before a buy. :)
    03-25-2008, 10:33 PM
Gosh, I thought it looks kind of normal...or at least, not too unusual. I can't quite make it out though so, maybe I am missing something...I can see that it is not a perfect rectangle like other horses have.

( I think it's funny, in the first picture, I can see your reflection in his eye! )

If you're really concerned, then 'yes', I would have a vet look at it. However, I personally, don't think it looks that weird.
    03-25-2008, 10:54 PM
Originally Posted by Feathers
However, I personally, don't think it looks that weird.
Maybe it doesn't look werid, but I could be a huge thing, or nothing to worry about at all.
Anyways, I'd get a few vets out to check him, just in case. One vet could say yes, one could say no.

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