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    11-22-2010, 07:59 AM
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Green Broke
Weeping eyes

Buzz has always had weeping eyes for as long as I have had him but I was wondering is there a way to stop it?

I read somewhere its from flies, but he has a fly mask on now and his eyes still weep underneath the fly mask.

Does anyone have any remedies to help fix it or once a weeping horse always a weeping horse?
     
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    11-22-2010, 08:16 AM
  #2
Trained
It could be dust or allergies if a fly mask doesn't help. Does he eat from round bales? Some horse like to eat from the center of the bale and get 'hay eye' from hay irratation.
     
    11-22-2010, 08:27 AM
  #3
Green Broke
He used to but not anymore and he did tend to go for the center, but that was only for a little time as hay rolls are either too expensive or everyones keeping them for themselfs.
But he had weeping eyes before the hay
     
    11-22-2010, 08:55 AM
  #4
Trained
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Originally Posted by RedTree    
But he had weeping eyes before the hay
Since it sounds like it happens regardless of the season or hay, unless there is a lot of discharge or it's causing discomfort, I would just wait until your next vet vist and ask his opinion. Our youngest mare very often had red eye from hay bales when she was 3 yrs old, but (for whatever reason) almost never happens anymore (at 6 yrs).
     
    11-25-2010, 10:11 PM
  #5
Weanling
We have a mare with weepy eyes. It gets to be annoying because it leaves tear stains. We think it's just alergies or her tear ducts get clogged easier. We have had the vet out, and we have gotten stuff to put on her tear ducts but the vet said unless they show signs of discomfort or anything, that the horse is probably fine. We just have to clean the corners of her eyes a lot.
     
    11-27-2010, 03:35 AM
  #6
Weanling
My horse gets spring and fall allergies..actually he's allergic to everything haha. So we get a feedthrough called Trihist. Its an antihisimine equivelent to sudafed for people. Anything and everything sets his allergies off. Hay or no hay. He even gets hives from rolling in the grass. I know. Sad. Lol. Just wanted to put that out there, he used to get really weepy eyes too, now when we notice him coughing or sneezing more than usual, we just give him the recommended dose for a couple days.
Btw, you can only get it through the vet, so they may have to come out and look at your horse before they can prescribe it.
     

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