I have a mare that is having the same problem. I don’t know whether to call the vet or not. I have been using Vetricyn gel for eyes and it seems to work for awhile. But then if I skip a few days it’s back again.
I’ve personally never heard of yeast infections in the eye, but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s not possible. Either way, your best bet is definitely to check in with your vet, and in the meantime, probably best to leave the fly mask off. With such sensitive tissues in the eye, it is important to have any concerns addressed ASAP. Keep us posted on how your horse is doing! Good luck!! – SmartPaker Sarah
I’ve had the vet look at his eyes, thinking it was a clogged tear duct and the vet said he was fine. And probably just gets it from lack of air circulation from the mask.
His eyes are never swollen or red and aren’t tender to the touch(or the area around it).
He has very sensitive eyes to begin with. I’m thinking next year I’ll try one of those trail masks and see if that gives him better air.
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