I went out at checked my horses this morning and my mare has a pretty swollen eye, there are a lot of wild fires going on right now, and we have pretty heavy smoke and some ash falling. Could this be the cause? If so how do I help relieve the irritation? If not what could it be, and what are possible treatment options? I don't see any foreign object, her eye is watery but there isn't any real discharge. Thanks in advance.
She could have gotten ash in her eye. You might flush it out with room temperature water in a syringe. Immediately after hurricane Ike, I had a mare with her eye swollen shut. Probably hit by flying debris, I flushed it out several times and in a few days it was better.
Baymule, I adore the story. the two of them are just too cute!
I have had Rosie do the death sleep a couple of times to me, it's always unnerving. She is a red roan pony. A bit overweight, she gets put on a diet every spring. I swear she eats one blade of grass and gains 20 pounds.
Looks like she's got some POA in there to me too. The mottled skin around her eyes is a characteristic. I was trying to see if she had striped hooves - another App and/or POA characteristic. Whatever she is - she is sure a cutie!