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Fly eggs in eye?

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by RacinMyDrifter, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. RacinMyDrifter

    RacinMyDrifter Senior Member

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    I put fly masks on during the day but it's a different story weather they stay on or not. My filly LOVES taking the older geldings fly mask off, and the other day, it was on the ground. I went to put it back on after cleaning it and noticed that my boy's eye was a little swelled. Looks like some flys were around it and it was dripping a little bit. I recall a vet treating my friend's horses eyes during the fly seasons because the flys would lay their eggs in there. It looked exactly as her mare had the year before. I took him to the wash rack and gently opened his eye and tried draining it. I managed to get some minor gunk out of there and some dirt but didn't notice any egg-looking things.

    Is there something I can do to help him and get them out? Or a medicine that I can buy for him? Is this specifically a vet thing that has to be done? I know for sure he didn't hit it on the corrals, there's no cuts or injuries.

    Thanks. I cant take pictures if needed.
     
  2. Ittakes2totango

    Ittakes2totango Senior Member+

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    If there is anything wrong with the eyes always immediatly call the vet. Anytime you have a problem with the eye it can go south quickly. The vet can further instruct you, but I have never heard of eggs in the eye.
     
  3. firestarter

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    Fly Eggs

    Yes there is a product that works for this. It's called Summer Sore Secret. Herbal, all natural.
     
  4. aladatrot

    aladatrot Senior Member+

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    Yep, seen this more than a few times. Little yellow eggs laid in the lower lid which gets inflamed, puffy, and watery. Dosing ivermectin dewormer helps too. Haven't seen that condition in a few (quite a few actually) years. I am a huge fan of vetricyn eye gel for those who don't like masks.

    Cheers
    M
     
  5. firestarter

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    I know it's gross- lol. My vet told me that Ivermectin no longer works for this....they are scraping the eggs out by hand yuk
     
  6. Ittakes2totango

    Ittakes2totango Senior Member+

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    This is a really old post. ;)
     

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