Horses with watery and swollen eyes?

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  1. Mare226

    Mare226 Full Member

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    Allergies? Flies? Gnats? Not sure why my guys' eyes are swollen and running like mad. Has anyone else had this problem lately? Called the vet and told him I had some Tri-hist granules (antihistamine) and so I have been painfully trying to get the stuff to dissolve in a syringe and it is just the devil. Anyway, not much of a result with the antihistamine so maybe it is bugs? Not sure why, or what to do? Hope someone can help.
     






  2. Lopinslow

    Lopinslow Senior Member+

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    we have a mare that came in with this as well. swollen, squinting, and running. she has uveitus and we are treating her with banamine and 2 types of ointment.
     
  3. Mare226

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    What are the chances that both of my horses have uveitis? Isn't it probably more than likely the gnats or something? This worries me...
     
  4. Razzle

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    when you called your vet to tell him/her about it what did he/she say? I'm a freak about eyes, just because they can go downhill so fast when something really gets brewing in there. I'd call my vet, tell them everything, and let them make the call.
     
  5. AppaloosasRock

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    Have you had her tear ducts cleaned recently? sometimes the pollen can get them backed up quickly. =]
     
  6. Mare226

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    Razzle: he told me to go ahead with the antihistamine and if it did not help, he would come out and have a look and more than likely give me a cream for both of them.

    Appaloosas: I love how you are in both of my threads now! :) Now you know why I am wanting a fly mask for my guys! I had no idea about the tear ducts, I'll ask him about it, but that makes a lot of sense since the pollen has been rather thick down here in the south lately. Thanks!
     
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  7. AppaloosasRock

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    I didn't realize it was your thread as well.

    Yeah, I didn't realize you had to clear the ducts as well, until I had a mare who's eyes dripped down to her nose, and she just seemed so miserable, so I posted on here... and.. what do you know, everyone posted asking if I had done that, called my vet, she came out, they couldn't get the catheter in her nose SEDATED because it was so clogged up. It took several people holding her, and me and my vet trying to get needle in the duct. It was LOTS of fun.
     
  8. Mare226

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    oooh...sounds expensive???
     
  9. AppaloosasRock

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    Actually it wasn't. I think it was $75 because we had to double sedate her.
     
  10. Mare226

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    Wow that isn't bad at all. I just had a huge vet bill...$450 for vaccinations can you believe that? For 4 horses...I will being purchasing all my vaccines besides rabies at our local Tractor Supply from now on!!
     






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