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Eyes inflamed/puffy with lots of watering...

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by MikeHulbert, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. MikeHulbert

    MikeHulbert Full Member

    Jan 28, 2009
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    Our new mare, only have had for for about 2 months now, has some inflamation on her lower eye lids and white "eye goobers". Her eyes are also watering ALOT more than the other horses at the barn, there are 20+ horse there.

    Any thing we can do to help the situation, or at least treat it so it isn't so bad? The owner of the stable told us it was from the flies and some horses are just more sensitive than others.

    Anything we can do beside a fly head net?

  2. RedandChaz

    RedandChaz Full Member

    Mar 13, 2006
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    Did you check to see if she had some hay stuck in her eyelids? My wife's older horse will bury his head real deep in the hay and sometimes he will get some stuck. I has similar symtoms and discharge. Usually we can grab his eyelid and pull it out. Just a thought. Good luck.
  3. MellisaRiley

    MellisaRiley Senior Member

    Feb 18, 2009
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    First check as Red said to see if something is stuck in there. I use clear eyes to rinse out the eye really well, and then a nice warm wet cloth. Then I would use a fly mask. I have a horse that always has the same type of trouble with flies. His entire eye will swell and look just awful. After doing the above, he looks better within a day.

    Good luck!
  4. Gypsy Rose

    Gypsy Rose Senior Member+

    May 20, 2008
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    I would get your vetr to look at your mare. Due to the fact that she's the only one having trouble, it would be a good idea to get more serious issues ruled out.

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