yellow eye gunk

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  • NinaJD Original Poster NinaJD
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    Can horses get yeast infections in their eyes? My horse gets this yellow gunk in the corner of his eyes, it’s kind of thick and does have a smell. He usually only gets it when wearing his fly mask.

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    Diane D
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    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.

    NinaJD Original Poster NinaJD
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    Once his mask is off for 2 days it goes away. And stays away until it gets put back on.

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    SmartPaker Sarah SmartPaker Sarah
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    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

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    NinaJD Original Poster NinaJD
    Topics Started: 8Replies Posted: 139

    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.

    "Take the time it takes, so that it takes less time."
    "Expect a lot, accept a little, reward often."
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