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post #1 of 13 Old 01-21-2012, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Weeping and crusty Eyes

My Paint has Had weeping eyes and crusty patches on the corner of his eyes his whole life people always told me it was just a paint thing but now im woundering if it could be something elce like clalged tear ducks, or anything else. if this is normal sgin for the horse should i call the vet out and see if he could clean his tear ducks or should i be concured at all. he has a white face and a black outline around his eyes. thanks everyone
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-21-2012, 08:47 PM
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In all my horse years, every horse that had this, it was called conjunctivitis (sp?)

If you ask your vet, they could reccomend a certain kind of eye drops, but it's been a while so I forget the treatment..

And conjunctivitis is also pink eye in humans, which is very contagious. So if you use a rag on your horse's eyes, don't reuse it on another horse's eyes, or use it again until it's clean.
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post #3 of 13 Old 01-21-2012, 08:49 PM
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He could be lacking something in his diet. Conjunctivitis isn't something that he should have had for years, it would have severely impaired his vision by now if that was the case.

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post #4 of 13 Old 01-21-2012, 08:53 PM
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^oh I misread where it said his whole life.

I agree on the diet part too.
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post #5 of 13 Old 01-21-2012, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Well he hasnt had realy Cursty eyes for years but his eye Left eye has always had constant discrage and i have had him five years never though of warring about it untill know cuz anyone i have asked always told me it was a paint thing and not to worry about it. Then i Brought hit to ky and people were asking about it and if something was wrong so now im asking.
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he has full access to water and salt, he gets fed ADM Alliance Nutrition 12% Proformance horse grain a day, feed a good mixture of Grass and Allafa hey three times a day and free choice to a Minaral block.
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post #7 of 13 Old 01-21-2012, 09:04 PM
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He could be deficient in something, or it could be your horse has an allergy or sensitivity.

What has your vet said?

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post #8 of 13 Old 01-21-2012, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Well my rutine vet who I get shots and stuff from is not a equine specilest and just said its a paint thing so I have never worried about it. I am Planing on calling a equine vet monday to talk to him about it
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post #9 of 13 Old 01-21-2012, 09:09 PM
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My horse sometimes has eye boogers but never weepy. He's a paint.

We once had a buckskin TWH whose eyes would really be weepy and he wasn't 100% healthy so that's the only thing I have to offer.

Some people as the vet to flush out the horse's tear ducts. I've no experience with it but you can ask your vet about it or find another vet to talk with.

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post #10 of 13 Old 01-21-2012, 10:21 PM
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I've got a paint mare with what you're describing, it's only on the eye with pink skin around it. I never figured it out, I'm curious to see what others say.
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