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    01-14-2010, 09:12 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by upnover    
That is your horse's "Corpora Nigra" and very VERY normal. They are more noticeable on certain horses but every horse has them. They help shade the iris (pupil?) from sunlight, kind of like sunglasses. In some rare cases they can enlarge and affect your horse's eyesight but the size on your horse is just fine. :)
You saved me lots of typing.. Was just about to go on into this because I just learned about this about.. Last year sometime. So it was still somewhat fresh in my brain.

But yes, 100% completely normal, unless it grows too large then laser surgery needs to take place to cut back the access "cauliflower". But I doubt that won't happen.
     
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    01-14-2010, 09:35 PM
  #12
Yearling
Thank you Sunny :) I really appreciate it!
     
    01-15-2010, 12:59 AM
  #13
Yearling
No worries... sometimes they look pretty wild! Like lava lamps...

Among many of my unlucky boarder encounters was an eye ulcer.. and uvitis.. Now in little medical kit I include dye strips, atropine and a couple other antibiotic eye ointments that I can use if there is any question about eyes..

I just asked a vet if I could get some of those strips and he handed me a fist full. It's a nice thing to be able to offer boarders.. They are usually greatful that you saved them a vet call and thus..... pay their board on time that month.. lol ;o)
     
    01-15-2010, 04:11 AM
  #14
Yearling
LOL Starline that's true. I'm going to get a bunch of stuff to pad my first aid box with.
     
    01-16-2010, 07:22 PM
  #15
Yearling
Huh. My dog has those. Haha
     
    01-16-2010, 08:36 PM
  #16
Yearling
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Originally Posted by starlinestables    
No worries... sometimes they look pretty wild! Like lava lamps...

Among many of my unlucky boarder encounters was an eye ulcer.. and uvitis.. Now in little medical kit I include dye strips, atropine and a couple other antibiotic eye ointments that I can use if there is any question about eyes..

I just asked a vet if I could get some of those strips and he handed me a fist full. It's a nice thing to be able to offer boarders.. They are usually greatful that you saved them a vet call and thus..... pay their board on time that month.. lol ;o)
If you're using atropine in the eye, make sure people know it lasts for 2 weeks or more in horses. If you need to use this for an exam, please make sure the horse wears a fly mask until the dilation wears off. I'm sure we've all had our eyes dilated and know how painful it is to be in the sun without glasses on!
     
    01-16-2010, 09:27 PM
  #17
Yearling
Good note tealamutt! If atropine is used.. even a flymask doesn't really help shield the horse from the sun and should be put in a stall during the day and let out at night... I use a flymask whenever there is any eye issues. I don't know about it lasting 2 weeks my vet said 48 hours to wear off..
     
    01-16-2010, 11:59 PM
  #18
Yearling
We just had a lecture on it, I was shocked it lasts so long. My ophthomologist told me it lasts even longer in humans but we get reversals when we have it used. I have no idea why you don't reverse horses!
     
    01-17-2010, 12:46 AM
  #19
Green Broke
Those thingys gaurd your horses eyes from the sun. Like shades. I always find they grow bigger in the sun then get smaller when were inside.i would only worry when the thing is covering the whole pupil constantly :)
     

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