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post #1 of 12 Old 04-11-2012, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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My Horses Eye!?

While i was grooming my horse i noticed one of her eyes was half closed. I looked closer and she was also continuously blinking and it was leaking quite a bit!
Can anyone tell me what is wrong, and how to fix it?

At the moment i'm trying to find out as much as a can before calling the vet...

One time someone told me that horses get leaky eyes from wearing a fly mask too often...my horse wears one quite a bit, but as far as i can tell not over the top.

Any advice would be helpful!!

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post #2 of 12 Old 04-11-2012, 03:03 AM
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Call your vet immediately. Do not mess around with eyes. It could be irritation, it could be a scratch on the cornea, it could be an infection, there is absolutely no knowing what it is or how severe it is without a vet to assess it.
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post #3 of 12 Old 04-11-2012, 03:24 AM
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It could be a lot of things. Weeping eyes is sometimes a sign that your horse isn't doing so well. Other times it's just sensitive to the wind. Other times there could be something lodged in the eye. Or it could be that the flymask irritated it (how old is the flymask?)

I suggest calling your vet and describing the symptoms. Then you can decide if he should come out or not.

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post #4 of 12 Old 04-11-2012, 11:42 AM
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Is it swollen and/or red?

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post #5 of 12 Old 04-11-2012, 01:05 PM
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I vote for vet, since horse is blinking too. Scratch on cornea, fungal infection, or irritant under eyelids, but vet is best here. Eyes are not something to mess around with.

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post #6 of 12 Old 04-11-2012, 02:30 PM
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Maybe I'm just noticing them after I had my own eye thread... but there have been a LOT of eye problems on this forum lately!!

Get the vet out if you can't tell. Better safe than sorry with eyes.

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post #7 of 12 Old 04-14-2012, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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I have been watching it and it is looking a lot better.
Thank you all for you help , i will call the vet anyway..just to double check everything is okay!

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Is it swollen and/or red?
no it was only a little hotter than the other temperature wise..

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post #9 of 12 Old 04-14-2012, 08:01 PM
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Hope everything turns out okay!
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post #10 of 12 Old 04-14-2012, 09:22 PM
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No harm calling the vet for sure. I have a mare that has sensitive eyes that weep and swell shut in the spring when the wind blows and the pollen is blowing around.

I have found the Vetercyn Opto. Gel to work well on her, seems to clear things up.

Good luck!
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