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post #1 of 4 Old 12-19-2014, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Eye pain

For 2 days my horse has been blinking off a bit.. barn manager thinks he's probably hit his eye when he banged into something.. busy horse.. tomorrow, if not better . we will apply eye onintment and bute for pain.. should bute or pravacox be used in this case?
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-19-2014, 08:36 PM
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Better idea would be to have a vet take a real close look at it, and prescribe what is needed. Horses can go blind so very quickly.
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post #3 of 4 Old 12-19-2014, 09:09 PM
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O boy. About 13 years ago my horse had an eye problem. Called the vet and he prescribe ointment for a very common bacterial issue. (our first year here). Anyway I didn't realize that I should have gotten results within 24 hours. A couple days later I called the vet saying that there was no change. He sent me down to the city for further tests. Turns out it was a fungus. Huge surgery, lots of recovery time and tons of money. Now he has a blind spot, but they did manage to save his eye.

I guess my point is, if an eye issue goes on for more than a couple of hours you need a vet. The eye can heal common problems incredibly fast, but the more difficult things can cause a very bad problem.
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-20-2014, 12:09 AM
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Don't bute.

Just leave it.

Maybe special eye ointment.

Agree if it doesn't seem better get the vet out. Don't mess around with eye issues.
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