Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Poor Miss Misty


Last night, I had gone out to fill the girls' second water trough and noticed Misty rubbing her left eye on it. I told her to "quit it". When I returned to turn the water off and throw another flake of hay, her eye was swollen and goopy, so I grabbed a halter and hollered up to Steve to come down with the Bananmine and Neomycin eye drops and he did. I worked on clearing her eye and it ended up being about an inch and a half long thin blade of grass. Gave her the drops and a dose of Banamine. Although there were dry crusties this morning, her eye was clear and the swelling had gone done. I always worry about eyes. Thankfully that did the trick.

7 comments:

kdwhorses said...

Poor Misty! Glad you got it fixed and got her some relief!

Callie said...

Thanks, KDW, she's on the mend this morning.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

What a good horse mom you are! My horses' eyes are running because of all the flies. The last bottle of fly spray that was recommended to me by an employee at the local feed store is useless. I rub it all over their faces, and the flies land on my hands while I'm wiping it. I can't do fly masks, because the horses rip each others' masks off. I have a theory about fly traps with attractant and am mentally working on a post about that. I think they are causing the fly problem rather than helping.

Who would have thought a blade of grass could get embedded in an eyelid? It makes sense, though.

White Horse Pilgrim said...

An old trick used by trainspotters to remove cinders from the eye (always a risk with steam trains) was to run a very blunt lead pencil around the edge of the eye. It seemed to work quite well.

I'm not sure whether this is any use for horses though.

Twinville said...

Ouch! Poor Misty. Good for you catching it as soon as you did and removing that grass.
Glad she's doing better :)

Callie said...

NuzMuz, I find that Fly Predators work the best around here, although last month I screwed up and released them in the middle of the day rather than the evening and I think the birds got most of them, but I've really noticed a huge decrease in the flys. HUGE!

WHP, Interesting practice, I'd be afraid to do that with the horses. I'd be afraid I'd pole an eye out!

Twinville, Yep. Another dose of Banamine yesterday and some more drops and it looks even better this morning.

Portraits de chevaux said...

You have well cured Misty's eye. She's lucky to have you.