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post #11 of 14 Old 02-21-2010, 01:24 PM
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Horses like every other animal have tear ducts and when these ducts get dirt or something in them they'll clean themselves out. The goop is just a result of the horses eyes trying to keep them clean. I wouldn't worry about it. =)
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post #12 of 14 Old 02-21-2010, 01:39 PM
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My mare recently had the runny eyes, so I had the vet out and her tear duct was blocked. The vet flushed it out...your horse might have the same problem.....


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post #13 of 14 Old 02-22-2010, 10:49 AM
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Mine all take turns having some eye goop in winter due to hay feeder/dust-dirt, I believe. As long as there isn't signs of tenderness or pain it isn't an alarm bell. Squinting or excessive runny eyes would be tho.

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post #14 of 14 Old 02-22-2010, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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He isn't squinting or anything, but it is still goopy. I am going to try to wipe it off today. It is still a little chilly out though so I don't know if I want his fur wet.

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