Horse Veterinary

Horse veterinary questions? Ask an equine vet.

Ask a Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

11 year old with cloudy right eye and pink/red eye. Calchie.

11 year old with...

11 year old with cloudy right eye and pink/red eye.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the horse's name?

Calchie

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Calchie?

When he was 2 had a cancer romoved from his left eye and his tear ducks are blocked.

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Horse Veterinary Question
Answered in 32 minutes by:
10/14/2017
nekovet
nekovet, Veterinarian
Category: Horse Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 23,438
Experience: I have extensive experience in all species.
Verified

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How long has he had these signs?

Is the eye swollen itself?

Any lacerations or ulcers on the corneal surface?

Any discharge? What color?

Can you take a photo so I can see what you are seeing? To post it, you can use the paper clip button on the tool bar above the text box (last icon). Or if you cannot see that, then post it on any site (ie Flickr, Photobucket, Imgr Instagram, etc) & paste the link here for me.

Ask Your Own Horse Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
About a week.ulucer on left eye. His eye runs clear all the time

Hello again,

Is there an ulcer on the left as well? Or if there any here on the cloudy right?

Can you post a photo as I am concerned about these eyes?

Ask Your Own Horse Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Ulcer only on left , cloudy on right. Will get picture soon

Hello again,

I will keep an eye out for the photo, but I do want to note in the meantime the reason for my concern.

Specifically ulceration carries the risk of perforation if severe or progressive. So, the left eye is especially of worry here especially if he has any reduced tear flow (which dries the eye out and increases the risk). That said, clouding in the other ear is a sign of corneal edema/inflammation. Often it is seen secondary to corneal damage but can be seen with irritation (ie from sand, dust, etc) or there is also risk of increased pressure within the eye (glaucoma -an eye emergency). Though I have to say that given his bilateral eye issues I do have to question his tear production (over blockage of the ducts per say). If that is compromised (often due to autoimmune damage to the ducts), we may need him on eyedrops for life to counter that and keep his eyes stable. So, do take a photo when you can but if the right eye looks larger or that ulcer is deep, we are safest having his local vet looking into this urgently to give us the best chance to keep these eyes safe from further damage.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

******************************************************************************

I aim to provide best care for you just as I do for my own clients & their pets. If you have any other questions, please ask – I’m happy to help but please rate me with the **STARS** (or leave a written rating of 1-5; 5 being great) as this is the only way I am credited for my work by the site & this allows me to continue to help here. This is included in your question fee. Once you rate, your question will not close & you can still ask follow-up questions. Thank you. : )**

Ask Your Own Horse Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Zi contacted a local vet they. On way

Hi again,

I do think that is best given how delicate eyes are and our concerns for Calchie.

Best wishes,

Dr. B.

******************************************************************************

Please rate me with the **STARS** (or leave a written rating of 1-5; 5 being great) as this is the only way I am credited for my work by the site & this allows me to continue to help here. This is included in your question fee. Once you rate, your question will not close & you can still ask follow-up questions. Thank you. : )**

nekovet
nekovet, Veterinarian
Category: Horse Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 23,438
Experience: I have extensive experience in all species.
Verified
nekovet and 87 other Horse Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a horse veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask nekovet Your Own Question
nekovet
nekovet
nekovet, Veterinarian
Category: Horse Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 23,438
23,438 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I have extensive experience in all species.

nekovet is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. B.

Dr. B.

Horse Veterinarian

1,204 satisfied customers

Board Certified Equine Surgeon, Lameness and Sports Medicine Specialist DVM, BSc

Dan C., DVM

Dan C., DVM

Horse Veterinarian

948 satisfied customers

Solo Equine Practitioner/Mobile Practice Owner for 16 years.

Dr. Goodall

Dr. Goodall

Horse Veterinarian

2 satisfied customers

BVMS and MRCVS

Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP

Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP

Veterinarian

9 satisfied customers

Horse Ownership, Veterinarian 9 years experience, DABVP Specialist Canine/Feline

Pet Doc

Pet Doc

Veterinarian

0 satisfied customers

BVSc

Dr. M.

Dr. M.

Board Certified Equine Surgeon

1,438 satisfied customers

Board certified surgeon, lameness and advanced imaging expert. 9 years experience.

Dr. Mike

Dr. Mike

Equine Veterinarian

536 satisfied customers

25 years in private equine practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Horse Veterinary Questions
I have a 11 Yr old mare qh, Her right eye lid is swollen,
I have a 11 Yr old mare qh, Her right eye lid is swollen, itchy no pain or tearing it's almost like it is dry. The vet gave me a ointment but unless I use it all the time it comes back. Also you could… read more
DrMelJ
DrMelJ
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
377 satisfied customers
Ihave a horse with a weeping eye .she is over30 years old and
Ihave a horse with a weeping eye .she is over30 years old and in good condition She does not appear to be in any painand the eye itself seems normal The discharge is from the tear duct not the eye its… read more
Steve O.
Steve O.
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,640 satisfied customers
my mini-donkey always has watery eyes that runs down his face.
my mini-donkey always has watery eyes that runs down his face. I've wormed him regularly since I've owned him. He used to be on a goat farm and would eat some of the goat pellets feed.He is no longer … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
My Overo Quarter Horse has an iris cyst in her left eye. How
My Overo Quarter Horse has an iris cyst in her left eye. How do I know whether or not it needs to be removed?… read more
Dr. Braha
Dr. Braha
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
197 satisfied customers
thoroughbred: developed 5 bouts of corneal abrasions
I have a 28 year old thoroughbred who has always been sound and has no medical problems until recently. Since 2 years ago he has developed 5 bouts of corneal abrasions. I am at lost as to how he does … read more
Dr. Hinson
Dr. Hinson
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,188 satisfied customers
One of my horses eyes doesnt glow when I shine the flash
One of my horses eyes doesn't glow when I shine the flash light in his eyes st night could you pls tell me why ?his blood line goes back to impressive he is hypp n/n. His pupil in that eye is white wi… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
Board Certified Equine Surgeon
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,438 satisfied customers
I was just told that my 10 year old Gelding Palomino has lost
I was just told that my 10 year old Gelding Palomino has lost sight in his left eye. I had suspected that something was wrong when he would "blow up" even when I would be talking to him. He eye looks … read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
General Practitioner
Doctoral Degree
14,834 satisfied customers
12 year old..active inflammation at the bursa..bone..comfortable
Hi - I have a 12 year old Canadian sporthorse who has a long history of on/off lameness; I wonder if he was a little sore even when I bought him 5 years ago. He's been diagnosed (via CT and exam) with… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
Board Certified Equine Surgeon
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,438 satisfied customers
Hi - I have a pony-sized horse. Arab and POA. He is 13 years
Hi - I have a pony-sized horse. Arab and POA. He is 13 years old and ever since he had a skull fracture(right side of face, above the cheek) he started popping his head in the warmer months. He has a … read more
Dr. JB
Dr. JB
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
265 satisfied customers
horse: eye infection..saline solution..rural area..vets are limited
my horse appears to have some type of eye infection, at first it was cloudy looking with a clumped discharge i cleaned it out with some saline solution but in the corner of hereye it looks a liitle re… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
My 6 year old kentucky mountain horse has discharge in one
My 6 year old kentucky mountain horse has discharge in one eye. I've had her teeth floated twice in the last year and a half, and at that time had her tear duck flushed to make sure there wasn't anyth… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Horse Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,204 satisfied customers
colt: two year-old breeding..crying..no pink skin around them
Hello, We have a two year-old breeding stock paint colt that we have owned since he was a weanling. He has blocked tear ducts in both eyes (he looks like he is crying sometimes). He doesn't have exces… read more
Doc Evan
Doc Evan
Professor
DVM, PhD
1,054 satisfied customers
quarter horse: 11 year-old..bowed..lost weight and blood work
I have a 11 year-old quarter horse who 5 years ago bowed a front tendon. While recovering from that, he foundered several times and found out he is insulin resistent on top of it all. The regiment for… read more
Doc Evan
Doc Evan
Professor
DVM, PhD
1,054 satisfied customers
Ive noticed that my ponies eyes are red and a little bit watery,
I've noticed that my ponies eyes are red and a little bit watery, she's been in a field for the last 2 months and we check on her several times a day and today she's a little bit ratty. and just wante… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Horse Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,204 satisfied customers
My mare has a discharge in her left eye. She had the same
My mare has a discharge in her left eye. She had the same last year, I assume it is allergies and it was better in a couple of days. This year it has been over a week and I am cleaning the discharge d… read more
LennyDVM
LennyDVM
Doctoral Degree
225 satisfied customers
when going in the stall I see my horse has a cloudy eye and
when going in the stall I see my horse has a cloudy eye and is running. It is the entire eye that is cloudy, he is eating and seems to be in no pain. I have sprayed it 2 times now with an antiseptic s… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Horse Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,204 satisfied customers
geldings: left eye is tearing and running down his face
My white Arabian geldings left eye is tearing and running down his face . The vet is due next Monday - what could it be and what should I do between then and now ?… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Horse Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,204 satisfied customers
10 month old..whose left eye is tearing excessively..I treat it?
I have a 10 month old weanling filly whose left eye is tearing excessively, matter has built up in the corner and her conjunctiva is enflamed. How do I treat it?… read more
Dr. Hinson
Dr. Hinson
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,188 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x