Equine Veterinary

From: Horse Ailments

See also: Equine VeterinaryHorse Care

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Conjunctivitis is a condition that often causes inflammation and infection to the eyelid membrane and outer eye lining of the horses eye.

Conjunctivitis can be caused by several factors:


Consult your veterinary as eye infections need prompt treatment. The exact treatment will depend upon the symptoms and the length of time that your horse has had the condition for. Your vet may need to take a culture for bacterial infection so that the appropriate antibiotics can be given.

Horses can easily have a foreign object enter the eye, or receive a blow to the eye area either in the stable or out at grass. Flies often contribute to spreading an infection from one horse to another and the use of fly masks can prove invaluable in helping to prevent the spread of infection.