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post #1 of 8 Old 09-03-2010, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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fly mask in the winter? :\

Hi everyone! i have a horse with blue eyes and my dad thinks he will have to wear a fly mask in the winter, his one eye has some black around it but the other doesnt and i herd they can go blind if theres only pink around their eye. I told my dad that he will be fine but now im a little worried lol im knew to owning a horse and alot of things worry me :P so as weird as this question might be will i have to put a flymask on my horse in the winter because of his eyes?
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-03-2010, 03:53 PM
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aren't fly masks for keeping away flies.....
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yes but my dad is very protective of timmy (my horse) and he has this big theory that the sun is going to blind him and he wants him to wear a flymask everytime he's outside, but i dont think the sun is that strong in the winter i think he'll be ok but my dad wants to be sure
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aren't fly masks for keeping away flies.....
They also work as a form of sunglasses. They provide some UV protection for the eyes.


My mare wears a fly mask all year. She has lots of pink skin around her eyes (she is an appy with very appy eyes) and the vet suggested it would be best to protect them from the sun as much as possible to hopefully lower the future risk of certain types of cancer.
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UV can be as strong in the winter as summer. It's a big misconception for people.

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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They also work as a form of sunglasses. They provide some UV protection for the eyes.


My mare wears a fly mask all year. She has lots of pink skin around her eyes (she is an appy with very appy eyes) and the vet suggested it would be best to protect them from the sun as much as possible to hopefully lower the future risk of certain types of cancer.
does your horse have a pink noes? mine does and my dad thinks he'll probably get a sunburn on his noes during the winter too so he wants to keep his long flymask on
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Yes, she has a pink nose. But she does not have a long fly mask. I have not really had any troubles with her nose burning.
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i only use a long fly mask because thats the only one timmy will keep on :P im gonna get him a normall one for him during winter, thanks Alwaysbehind :)
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