In the continuing saga of why my horse has barely been ridden this year...
The most recent injury - a small cut on the back corner of the eyelid, which resulted in a very goopy eye the next day and suspected it was going to go the ulcer route, but was 80% better the next morning when I showed up with antibiotic drops I picked up from the vet, and a day later seemed almost completely normal.
|How I found him on Sunday. If you zoom in you will see a bit of a cut in the back corner of the eye. (This was after I cleaned it up.)|
|Monday after cleaning. The goop just kept coming back and at some point seemed to cover almost half the eye.|
|Tuesday morning before antibiotics - just a little bit of goop left, and it never came back. I used the antibiotics anyways just to be safe.|
I haven't had to do eye drops for quite a few years and forgot just how strong they squeeze their eyelids shut. It's not actually drops, it's the ointment that you have to try to get under the eyelid. So much more fun.
Cisco tried very hard to be the bestest boy while I played grabby fingers with his eyeball. He moved his head (totally understandable) but never moved a hoof. We discovered that he could totally be bribed to keep his head pretty still if the person holding him dispensed treats into his mouth. If it had happened to Phantom I would have seriously considered dropping her off at the vet clinic with a "good luck, let me know when you're done" and happily paid the fee.
He was at least considerate enough to do it on my week of vacation so that I could drive out twice a day just to see him. So thoughtful!
I was supposed to do the antibiotics for 3-5 days, so ended on day 4 (Friday) since it looked so good all week. It's looking like it was just a case of conjunctivitis but I'll still keep a close eye on it (pun intended). There was never any squinting in pain or cloudiness, so fingers crossed we are now safe from an ulcer.
|Enjoy this picture of a goat pretending that he has a moustache after looking at goopy eyes.|