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    11-30-2010, 09:21 PM
horse has pus coming out of wound needing help!

HI I have a 6 month old colt that we purchased at a horse auction we have vaccinated him and has been doing well about 1 week ago his eye started watering and then it started it crusting over so I bought some terramycin and had been applying it but really was not working so yesterday we bought some penicillin and today I went out to barn to check on him and I saw something oozing from above his eye I went to look and above his eye there was pus draing out so I put on some rubber gloves and squeezed it out which was totally gross!! A LOT of pus came out I cleaned it out with a warm rag but what could this be I left a message for the vet to call me could this have been related to his eye as his other eye is fine thanks so much for any help!
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    11-30-2010, 09:33 PM
You need to call the vet back and get him/her out there ASAP. With the eye being involved and since there is already pus present it is a very real possibility that the colt will lose the sight in that eye permanently. It could have been anything that caused it. Maybe he scratched it on something or got poked by a branch, or kicked by another horse. There are a million possiblities of what could have caused it but only one solution. The vet.
    11-30-2010, 09:39 PM
I just wanted to state the pus I drained was above his eye on the actual skin I just wanted to clarify.
    11-30-2010, 09:41 PM
But that doesn't mean that it hasn't move into the eye deeper into the tissue. The thing about infection is that it has a tendency to spread and get bigger the longer it is left on it's own.
    11-30-2010, 09:50 PM
Please don't wait any longer and get the vet there to clean the wound and do an eam of the eye!
Smrobs is right the eye most certainly could be involved even though the pus was coming from above the eye.
Pus going into the is not a good deal either. If there is pus present there is an infection and bacteria present. Please have this colts eyes and wound checked before it gets worse.
Hope everything will work out!
    12-01-2010, 01:05 AM
Okay, it just sounds like he's cut himself on something and it's becoming a bit infected, because all pus is just white blood cells protecting from infection. Don't let people stress you out. I'd go down to a produce shop, get a spray can of cetrigen, call the vet, keep the wound clean, and just watch it. Cetrigen is just a purple spray that will help dry out the wound and keep flies, etc away from it. I hope all turns out well.
    12-01-2010, 01:06 AM
Also be sure to cover it, maybe with a fly veil, or some cotton wool.

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