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I was looking at Pinto yesterday and I noticed that his eyes are a bit goopy/runny. Is it normal for paints to have that on the white side of their faces? He has had it a couple times before and it always clears up, but I was just wondering if it is normal.

 

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I don;t think its necessarily a "white side of his face" thing as much as it is a "right side" thing. My TB gets goopy eyes, mostly on his right side as well. As long as you can rule out eye problems, theres nothing to worry about.
 

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Mt gelding will occassionally get runny eyes as well, especially if its been windy or especially cold out. I dont think its anything to be alarmed about I would just watch it and make sure it doesnt become excessive or anything like that.
 

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It may just be the picture, but is that a white spot on his iris?
 

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I would not panic about a eyes that have some goobers but I would make sure I mention it to the vet during the PPE so they can be sure to look at them.
 

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All my girls get eye boogers :lol: this time of year its from having their heads stuck in a round bale of hay all day. I just wipe their eyes off with my hand or a cloth, depending on how bad it is.
If its excessive I would have it vet checked. It could be an injury or allergy.
 

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I have had horses of all breeds and sizes

Ive had several get goopy eyes from time to time, usually this is because of irritants that are being washed out of the eye

Unless the eye is bloodshot or cloudy you dont need to worry, horses get a mild flue bug every once in a while too, most of the time without any other factors and leaves quickly

if it only lasts for a few days dont worry, when its there after a week or more or the eye does not look normal then call the vet
 

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All my girls get eye boogers :lol: this time of year its from having their heads stuck in a round bale of hay all day. I just wipe their eyes off with my hand or a cloth, depending on how bad it is.
If its excessive I would have it vet checked. It could be an injury or allergy.
Yes...many horses get 'hay eye' from round bales, and some are much more sensitive to it than others.
 

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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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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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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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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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