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Eye ulcers. [message #2694103] Fri, 06 July 2012 09:50 Go to next message
  my_horses  is currently offline my_horses  
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Last Thursday my mare presented with a slightly puffy eye, which looked to have a small ulcer in it. Upon vet visit and staining this proved true althought it was very tiny - less than one mm. She was put on bute and tricin and vet confident it would be better by Sunday. It wasn't and vet (new one) out on Monday. Ulcer now at approx 6mm. She then goes onto atropine and ocuflox and still on the bute. Things seem to stabilise but Thursday we have gone backwards again. Up to about 8 mm. Vet again. Remains on atropine and rotating between ocuflox, ilium optigen, ilium optican as well as her own plasma serum. I'm at a loss. Hoping things start to turn a corner but whilst I'm crossing my fingers I thought I'd ask for others ideas, any "extras" that can help?! Dietary supplements etc. she is wearing a fly veil and if the budget allows will be getting a guardian mask next week. Thanks


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Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694110 is a reply to message #2694103 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 09:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Get the Guardian Mask ASAP - Happy to meet you at the shop any time day/night or this weekend.
Contact Sarah at Keysborough Equine .... she be happy to give you advice too Cool All the Best
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Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694120 is a reply to message #2694110 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 10:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Finn  
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I have never had that much trouble with an eye ulcer and have never given bute Confused

I use an eye cream like Orbitan eye cream and leave a fly mask on them (if the ulcer is severe you can darken that side of the mask) i medicate the eye twice daily and within a week it is gone.
Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694165 is a reply to message #2694103 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 10:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Check out this website www.horsemask.com
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These are an investment - NOT only when dealing with eye problems. 95% UV protection !!
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Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694166 is a reply to message #2694103 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 10:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks martina will pm about possibly meeting in gisbourne tommoro!? Have been in touch with Sarah at keysborough equine, am contemplating taking her down there as with uni going back will be a struggle to fit it all in, however $$$ are also fast becoming a struggle Sad

Finn I wish she was an easy treat case, but she's not Sad bute was to reduce inflammation of the eye as it is quiet swollen without the bute and creating pressure = not good.


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Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694168 is a reply to message #2694103 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 10:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sarah is ace !! ..... Let me know where in Gisborne you want to meet.
Happy to give you the mask and you pay me when you can
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Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694261 is a reply to message #2694168 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 12:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  toomanyhorses  
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My old mare had an ulcer that we treated for 7 weeks with the regime you are currently using.

The local vets, after consultation with the eye specialist, ended up sewing her eye closed and inserting a lavage into her tear duct to assist with ease of administartion.The eye was sewn shut for 10 days and the lavage was left in for 3 weeks.

It presented exactly the same as what you have described.
That was 3 years ago and she has had a further two ulcers in the same eye. I am now leaving her in flymask 24/7 , 52 weeks a year.

Good luck.
Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694296 is a reply to message #2694261 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 12:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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toomanyhorses wrote on Fri, 06 July 2012 12:24

My old mare had an ulcer that we treated for 7 weeks with the regime you are currently using.

The local vets, after consultation with the eye specialist, ended up sewing her eye closed and inserting a lavage into her tear duct to assist with ease of administartion.The eye was sewn shut for 10 days and the lavage was left in for 3 weeks.

It presented exactly the same as what you have described.
That was 3 years ago and she has had a further two ulcers in the same eye. I am now leaving her in flymask 24/7 , 52 weeks a year.

Good luck.



PLEASE PLEASE - Look in to the Guardian Mask !!! which is especially designed for these sort of problems/injury and are not just a flymask.
They have made such a difference to horses pron to Ulcers, Uveitis etc. and have been "life savers" !
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Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694301 is a reply to message #2694103 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 12:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  sharonwilson  
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my pony had tiny ulcer. vet treated with cream and bute for 10 days. vet told me buy a fly mask to protect eye best thing i did. got all clear 2 weeks later. i did have trouble getting cream into eye my brilliant vet came every 2nd day to make sure cream going in, didnt charge.
definitely get mask it will help
Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694336 is a reply to message #2694301 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 13:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just had same issue. however lucky my ulcer was gone in 5 days..was on creams and bute for 7 days.. still has his fly mask on i have a cashel on.. which works fine.. as his pupil still hasnt fully dilated.. damn little bit of chaff that got in his eye...good luck..
Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694430 is a reply to message #2694103 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 15:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  LexiEH  
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Get a Guardian Mask. Happy to lend you mine if money is tight as long as I get it back once healed Smile. As I know how expensive it can get Sad and very quickly.

Lost my beautiful mare a month ago to what presented as an eye ulcer. Don't muck around if not gone in few days get an eye specialist... I'm still so guttered Sad and I hope it resolves quickly! Xx


Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694436 is a reply to message #2694103 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 15:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Picked up my guardian mask this arvo. Pony looks silly but tough! I'm sorry about your story lexi Sad Andrea told me, as it was her who originally picked up on it. I'm using Melbourne equine and so far have been really happy about the way things are being treated, just really disheartening that where not making any progress. I feel like where fast running out of things to try Sad and being a uni student doesn't help $$$ wise. It's emotionally killing me I think! Just ate my first meal since breakfast yesterday and may go catch up On some sleep before I go back to the paddock! Thanks for the suggestions Smile


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Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694454 is a reply to message #2694103 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 15:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  LexiEH  
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I feel for you Sad If you ever need to chat about it feel free to PM me.

Stay positive, and make yourself some nice hot tea, and just sit down and try to relax.
Easier said then done though, I suffered stress induced migraines when i realised the fight was over Sad.

Just try and sleep and keep yourself well Smile. I will keep all my fingers and toes crossed for you.

*bug hugs* xx


Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694895 is a reply to message #2694103 ] Sat, 07 July 2012 00:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694901 is a reply to message #2694103 ] Sat, 07 July 2012 00:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Haha, well I ate my first meal since yesterday morning, stomach must have shrunk though as I felt disgustingly full afterwards and couldn't fit in dessert Sad fingers and toes crossed we see improvement, or at least no worse when I head out in the morning! Will keep in touch Andrea Smile x


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Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694922 is a reply to message #2694103 ] Sat, 07 July 2012 01:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sorry to hear about your troubles.
When my old boy had an ulcer the treatment you are using didn't work either. The ulcer was shallower but expanded in width. They were worried he would loose the eye so they inserted a lavage into his lover lid and sewed it to his face. We used that to insert his own white blood cells directly and I got up and injected him with something every two hours (can't remember what it was) and this finally cleared it up. All this took about a month.
The lavage stressed him so much less then putting cream in his eye which may have helped also. Looked fierce!

Best of luck, I know how it feels so I have all my fingers and toes crossed that the eye improves. Smile
Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2694993 is a reply to message #2694103 ] Sat, 07 July 2012 09:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks. I have my fingers and toes crossed we see improvement soon! She is still fine in herself just totally over being poked and prodded. Not keen on being caught this morning!


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Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2695054 is a reply to message #2694993 ] Sat, 07 July 2012 11:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Completely black out the fly veil on the side of the ulcer, a normal fly veil wont be dark enough. I stitched black material over half the fly veil on the side of the ulcer and it made a huge difference. Horse can still see easily from the other eye.


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Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2695060 is a reply to message #2695054 ] Sat, 07 July 2012 11:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Neisje wrote on Sat, 07 July 2012 11:29

Completely black out the fly veil on the side of the ulcer, a normal fly veil wont be dark enough. I stitched black material over half the fly veil on the side of the ulcer and it made a huge difference. Horse can still see easily from the other eye.



Aaaand, that's why the Guardian Mask is so perfect !! It's designed/pattend and is made from a very unique fabric
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An Equine Eye Specialist said to me :
I wish all horse owners would invest in one of these, rather than spend $$$ on rugs and wot not
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Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2695062 is a reply to message #2695060 ] Sat, 07 July 2012 11:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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martina wrote on Sat, 07 July 2012 11:37


Aaaand, that's why the Guardian Mask is so perfect !! It's designed/pattend and is made from a very unique fabric
An Equine Eye Specialist said to me :
I wish all horse owners would invest in one of these, rather than spend $$$ on rugs and wot not
Cheers MARTINA



Oh I agree, but if she cant afford one, blocking the fly veil out with black material will do the job for her in the mean time Smile


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Re: Eye ulcers. [message #2695065 is a reply to message #2694103 ] Sat, 07 July 2012 11:48 Go to previous message
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My next step will be to black out one eye, started guardian mask yesterday and I think it's a great start that she can no longer rub it. Eye was looking good this morning, ulcer about the same size, will know more when I re stain later today. But no swelling, discharge etc so that's good Smile


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