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NoRegrets

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Eye injury - warning graphic photo
« on: November 28, 2013, 04:31:19 pm »

This is what I woke up to yesterday.  This is Rainey, the new mare that I just posted about in the front porch.  Scared the heck out of me.   But it looks worse than it was.  The vet came out and ran some tests and found that she had cut the eyelid.  No damage to her eye, Thank God.
He said she may have blocked tear ducts.  The green liquid that he put in her eye for testing was supposed to show up in her nose and it didn’t.  So come spring, when she has gained some weight we may sedate her and clear that up.
 I guess I’ll have to get out the bubble wrap.


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Re: Eye injury - warning graphic photo
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 04:33:06 pm »

Whew!  Close call.

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Raylin

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Re: Eye injury - warning graphic photo
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2013, 04:57:32 pm »

Yikes glad it was a easy fixed eye injures are not fun to deal with.

I understand about clogged tear ducts, Brown has been getting on his side where his eye is missing & causing the socket to fill up. So every few days I can get it drained.

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Re: Eye injury - warning graphic photo
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2013, 04:59:43 pm »

That is not a sight you want to come out to the barn and see.  Glad she will be ok.
Saw the picture of the 2 of you, she is really pretty, you make a nice pair.
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Re: Eye injury - warning graphic photo
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2013, 06:22:17 pm »

Awe poor girl is having a rough time. She's lucky you found her. Eye injuries are horrible to look at. We've had two horses need stitches this year and a puncture in the past.
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Re: Eye injury - warning graphic photo
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2013, 04:31:58 am »

Thanks all.  She always has goop in her eye and I suspect she might have rubbed it.  Sure scared me though.
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Re: Eye injury - warning graphic photo
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2013, 06:34:53 am »

Something that may help her with this injury and the goop....a fly mask to keep out particles that blow in the wind.  Eye injuries are absolutely no fun. 
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Re: Eye injury - warning graphic photo
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2013, 12:52:50 pm »

that sure is scary looking - so glad it was not as serious as it looks!
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Re: Eye injury - warning graphic photo
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2013, 04:44:01 pm »

Yuck, but glad to hear the eye itself  is okay.
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Re: Eye injury - warning graphic photo
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2013, 09:52:43 am »

Some buckets have a wire handle with a loop on each end to attach to the bucket. Some makers put a rubber snub over them to protect the animals when they eat or drink from them. I now take electrical or duct tape and cover each opening. This stops the eyd from getting caught on them . I am not saying this is what happened in your case.  We had this happen to one of our horses and this is how we discovered what the culprit was. Put a fly mask over your horses face then a good halter over the fly mask. It will keep the eye pretty clean. Good luck with your horse.
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Re: Eye injury - warning graphic photo
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2013, 10:51:14 am »

Unless she's outside to where the mask would literally freeze to her face, put an old fly mask on her every night.

I have one horse who doesn't think he should close his eyes when lays down in his stall.  He got a good amount of shaving/dust in his eye, twice.  I was able to wash it out both times, luckily his eye didn't get scratched.

Twice was enough for me, he's been wearing a fly mask to bed every night for the last three years.  I save the masks that aren't good enough for day time turnout, they get washed every day and once they've become totally useless, I throw them out.

She may still rub her eye but at least it will be covered and reasonably safe from harm :)
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Re: Eye injury - warning graphic photo
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2013, 04:03:38 pm »

Seconding and thirding the suggestion of flymask, halter over it for turnout.  Not bubble-wrap, but will sure help.
Best wishes for Rainey's recovery!!

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