Originally Posted by Elizabeth Bowers
We have been calling and pestering them for the past week, the one said she shouldn't of even come out to check on her. I was like WHAT!!!
Seriously. I think i'm going to change vets now, i'm over it.
She's on Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic solution USP, and Neomycin (as needed) and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Bacitracin Zinc Ophthalmic ointment USP (3X day)
She's getting harder and harder to handle anymore. I can usually get the ointment in no problem, but the drops is another story....
I need to get more ointment too.
I feel your pain, horses are very difficult to put eye meds in as they have incredibly strong eye lid muscles (and incredibly strong wills!). If you're only able to treat once daily, you should consider having a vet out who will put in a subpalpebral lavage system. It is pretty inexpensive to place (especially compared to what it costs to remove an eye) and basically is a little tube you sew in to the eye lid so you can stand back by the shoulder and deliver meds without having to pry open the eye and do it. They still fight but it isn't nearly as bad. Sounds wretched but it takes about 5 minutes to put in, 3 seconds to take out once the eye is healed and it REEAAAALLY helps get those meds in the appropriate number of times.
Also, I hope you fired that vet who said she shouldn't have even come out in the first place. UGH! Sometimes I think my colleagues forget their oaths...