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post #1 of 7 Old 09-19-2012, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Ruptured eye.

Just encase anyone is interested to see what an untreated, healed, ruptured eye looks like :)





Just thought it might interest some people :)
He's my 24 year old thoroughbred rescue





6 months ago, and now

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-19-2012, 10:14 PM
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Wow, poor fellow! Great job getting him back to a healthy weight. He looks ever so much better now than what he did. I can't wait to watch him progress even farther!
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He's pretty much done ;) He's going to a lovely retirement home with over 4000 acres to roam around. He's actually leaving tomorrow, I'll miss him terribly.

I partially lied about the title on here, it's more a bragging of my old fool!

Apparently he ruptured his eye some 15 years ago when he ran into a tree and he was left to his own devices with it. He's 100% blind in it, and 50% blind in the other eye just from old age.

Doesn't act old though, he throws me around more than the younger colts and fillies I worked with at the track :)
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YOu have every right to brag. He looks terrific. Good job!
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He's getting fed next to nothing now :) and has plumped up ten-fold since the 'now' picture on here that was taken a month and a half ago.

I'm wondering if he's a rig. As that neck (he hasn't been worked, lunged etc) is just unnaturally cresty right now and it's gotten another 2 inches on top of the picture already; not to mention the rest of his behavior. He is acting very stallion-y lately.
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-20-2012, 12:08 AM
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What would a vet normally do for a horse if he wrecked his eye like that? Would they enucleate? It's really something i've never thought about with a horse.

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post #7 of 7 Old 09-20-2012, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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More often than not, they would perform an enucleation on the horse.
No, you don't really think about it, do you? I was so shocked when I picked him up like this. I didn't know if it was an old or new injury. But he copes well with it,

I just have to know when to duck when he swings his Boof head around to look through his right eye over his left shoulder
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