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My horse's wound/eye is causing problems - can anyone help?

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MyHorse Mon 18-Jul-16 14:43:33

My horse had stitches, it was fine. Now it has began bleeding again, his eye is also drooping, but that was doing it before... Do I need to call the vet out again? My £££ is getting very small...

MyHorse Mon 18-Jul-16 14:52:16


george1020 Mon 18-Jul-16 14:53:47

Yep, vet!

Maybe take a look at horse and hound forum in the veterinary sub.

Isthatwhatdemonsdo Mon 18-Jul-16 14:53:55

I think you should call the vet.

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 18-Jul-16 14:54:01

As a vet myself I would advise calling you vet and having a chat it looks like it may have been banged and reopened slightly at the nose end of the wound.

MyHorse Mon 18-Jul-16 14:58:39

Thank you! I was so hoping that wasn't going to be the case

MyHorse Mon 18-Jul-16 16:32:37

Thank you, it has stopped bleeding, it doesn't look like the wound is opening, but I'll still get him checked!

Squills Mon 18-Jul-16 17:05:21

It doesn't look infected. I'd clean it and put some Derma gel on it.

Mrsraypurchase Mon 18-Jul-16 17:18:49

Definitely vet. Let us know what thy say. Poor fella.

Gabilan Mon 18-Jul-16 17:58:04

I'd say vet but call them first and send them a pic. If you've got a good vet they'll avoid an unnecessary call out. I wouldn't mess around with an eye injury though.

SeenYourArse Mon 18-Jul-16 18:32:59

Vet definately and ASAP!!

user1466200877 Mon 18-Jul-16 18:47:30

Do hope his eye is better, Please let us know. Just one thing: flies are hell for horses at this time of year. If you runout of fly repellent try avon skin so soft original spray. Flies hate it and it is reasonable!!

Ditsy4 Mon 18-Jul-16 18:52:07

Yep vet. If you don't and he loses it...

honeyroar Mon 18-Jul-16 19:09:02

Yes. I have horses. Eyes are one of the things I wouldn't delay in calling the vet for.

SoleBizzz Mon 18-Jul-16 19:11:47

There is a topic for horses. The Tack Room. NOT being arse. Just incase you didn't know. Hope eye gets better quickly.

RoystonVaseySmegHead Mon 18-Jul-16 19:20:12

VET eyes are not to be messed with! There's a page called horse chit chat on Facebook you'll get loads of support on there I'd imagine (just watch out for 20 minute experts) hmm

DiseasesOfTheSheep Mon 18-Jul-16 19:50:29

Vet, without delay. Good luck.

DiseasesOfTheSheep Mon 18-Jul-16 19:53:08

As for Horse and Hound and facebook, ignore the obligatory idiots who'll suggest coating it in food-grade manuka honey / feeding turmeric or any of the other faddy things... There's no substitute for proper veterinary care, especially where eyes are concerned.

TheRealAdaLovelace Mon 18-Jul-16 19:54:54

I would call the vet (many years professional experience with horses)

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