What Is On My Horse's Eye? Help...
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

What Is On My Horse's Eye? Help...

This is a discussion on What Is On My Horse's Eye? Help... within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Horse has sty in eye what to do
  • Sty in horse eye

Like Tree1Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-02-2011, 06:55 PM
  #1
Started
What Is On My Horse's Eye? Help...

I'm a little bit worried. My mare has this...thing on her eye. It's been there for a few days, and we thought it was stye, but it's worrying me because it's not going away. I'm not sure, if it is a stye, how long they stay. You'll notice in the picture her eyes are very red. She has allergies so her eyes are pretty much always bloodshot. Sorry for the low quality pics. I had to take them on my phone.

Does anybody have any clue what this is? She doesn't keep that eye closed or wink a lot with it, she just has that....thing.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1002111713.jpg (41.8 KB, 317 views)
File Type: jpg 1002111714.jpg (50.1 KB, 320 views)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    10-02-2011, 06:57 PM
  #2
Yearling
Looks like the sclera is inflamed. It's probably best to get a vet out if it is getting progressively worse.
     
    10-02-2011, 07:36 PM
  #3
Started
I thought it may be conjunctivitis. Does anyone think that may be a possibility? We're taking her to the vet tomorrow, but I was just trying to gather some thoughts about it tonight.

Should I flush the eye, or just leave it until tomorrow?
     
    10-03-2011, 11:23 AM
  #4
Yearling
Easiest/best diagnosis, I would say is conjunctivitis, or allergies.... allergies can make the tissues swell.... but I'd be taking to the vet for just in case...

Worse case scenario..... my boss's 20+yr old TW has had a watery eye for years, last week it swelled up purulent (pus) drainage.. took to vet, he has a tumor in his eye... they are debating either scrape the tumor, or remove the eye unless there has been any metastasis.
     
    10-03-2011, 11:56 AM
  #5
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by nuisance    
Easiest/best diagnosis, I would say is conjunctivitis, or allergies.... allergies can make the tissues swell.... but I'd be taking to the vet for just in case...

Worse case scenario..... my boss's 20+yr old TW has had a watery eye for years, last week it swelled up purulent (pus) drainage.. took to vet, he has a tumor in his eye... they are debating either scrape the tumor, or remove the eye unless there has been any metastasis.
She's on her way to the vet right now. I would go with but I have homework. =/ Hopefully allergies or conjunctivitis is all it is. She is literally JUST recovering from a super bad leg injury that required stitches and her off from barrel racing for three months. I think I'm going to have to wrap her in bubble wrap. Lol.
csimkunas6 likes this.
     
    10-03-2011, 05:38 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Interested to see what this is.....I honestly have no clue.....love the last comment on the bubble wrap....I need to do the same thing with my horse!
     
    10-03-2011, 05:53 PM
  #7
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by csimkunas6    
Interested to see what this is.....I honestly have no clue.....love the last comment on the bubble wrap....I need to do the same thing with my horse!

Well, I'll let you know as soon as I find out. Turns out she's going TOMORROW, not today. I dunno why I thought today was Tuesday. Lol.
     
    10-03-2011, 05:58 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tennessee    
Well, I'll let you know as soon as I find out. Turns out she's going TOMORROW, not today. I dunno why I thought today was Tuesday. Lol.
LOL...it happens, I get days mixed up all the time, but at this point, everyone that I know, knows this, and doesnt expect anything different LOL
     
    10-04-2011, 11:16 AM
  #9
Started
Turns out it is the start of cancer....
     
    10-04-2011, 11:35 AM
  #10
Yearling
I'm so sorry, what can you do About it?
Posted via Mobile Device
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with Horse's eye Saddlehorse1978 Horse Health 26 07-26-2011 03:34 AM
Your age to your horse's age... horseluver2435 Horse Talk 50 05-13-2010 11:20 PM
The Horse's Eye speedy da fish Member Journals 0 01-06-2010 09:03 AM
What's your horse's name? PersonalAwe1084 Horse Talk 70 06-21-2009 06:50 PM
Your Horse's Name(s) o0hawaiigirl0o Horse Talk 30 09-18-2008 05:19 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0