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post #1 of 14 Old 02-18-2010, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Is this normal?

I was looking at Pinto yesterday and I noticed that his eyes are a bit goopy/runny. Is it normal for paints to have that on the white side of their faces? He has had it a couple times before and it always clears up, but I was just wondering if it is normal.


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post #2 of 14 Old 02-18-2010, 08:53 PM
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I don;t think its necessarily a "white side of his face" thing as much as it is a "right side" thing. My TB gets goopy eyes, mostly on his right side as well. As long as you can rule out eye problems, theres nothing to worry about.
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post #3 of 14 Old 02-19-2010, 08:07 AM
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Mt gelding will occassionally get runny eyes as well, especially if its been windy or especially cold out. I don't think its anything to be alarmed about I would just watch it and make sure it doesnt become excessive or anything like that.
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post #4 of 14 Old 02-19-2010, 08:44 AM
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It may just be the picture, but is that a white spot on his iris?

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I would not panic about a eyes that have some goobers but I would make sure I mention it to the vet during the PPE so they can be sure to look at them.
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All my girls get eye boogers this time of year its from having their heads stuck in a round bale of hay all day. I just wipe their eyes off with my hand or a cloth, depending on how bad it is.
If its excessive I would have it vet checked. It could be an injury or allergy.


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It may just be the picture, but is that a white spot on his iris?
The spot is just a lighter color blue on his eye.

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post #8 of 14 Old 02-20-2010, 12:57 PM
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I have a bald faced paint.
His eyes are ALWAYS like that.

I hate it but I try and clean it often. Its just like with dogs...how they have a teary eye.

Just clean it with warm water.
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post #9 of 14 Old 02-20-2010, 07:29 PM
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I have had horses of all breeds and sizes

I've had several get goopy eyes from time to time, usually this is because of irritants that are being washed out of the eye

Unless the eye is bloodshot or cloudy you don't need to worry, horses get a mild flue bug every once in a while too, most of the time without any other factors and leaves quickly

If it only lasts for a few days don't worry, when its there after a week or more or the eye does not look normal then call the vet

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All my girls get eye boogers this time of year its from having their heads stuck in a round bale of hay all day. I just wipe their eyes off with my hand or a cloth, depending on how bad it is.
If its excessive I would have it vet checked. It could be an injury or allergy.
Yes...many horses get 'hay eye' from round bales, and some are much more sensitive to it than others.

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