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Since I got Goldie a month ago I have noticed that her eyes water constantly. ...
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    Extremely watery eyes

    Since I got Goldie a month ago I have noticed that her eyes water constantly. I can literally stand there and watch the tears roll down her cheeks. I think it is conjunctivitis caused by fly irritation, but I'm not sure. Are there any good ointments or treatments for this? Any ideas? Also, she doesn't itch or rub, so I don't think it's allergies.
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    Eyes are not something to mess with...my suggestion would be to call your vet out before you try any over the counter medications on your own. It could be something more serious than fly irritation.
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    I agree with NeighNeigh.
    Teeth can be another cause for eyes to water...when did you get them done last???

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    My mare had this problem. The vet came out and flushed her ducts and viola it was better. He also gave me a really good fly gel to rub on her face. I never had the problem again and it wasn't expensive to have the vet flush the ducts.
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    I was typing that same answer my mare had plugged eye ducts put a fine tube up her nose with saline and shot out alot of c.raP she is so much better .......i keep her net on alot cause of wind makes her eyes run toooo

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    eyes are not a thing to play with call the vet im treating an eye problem and have been for 2 months with a cornia transplant .cant stress enough call vet .
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    call the vet and put a fly mask on her

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    Call the vet. Sounds like blocked tear ducts.
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    irritated ducts perhaps.

    Are her eyes cloudy at all?? she just may have allergies going on. I would try a fly mask, but take it off daily-with weepy eyes, and all, horses can get the dust up under there and make a terrible mess. They try to itch, and the next thing you know, mud pie eyes!
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    Nevada, if she had blocked tear ducts, her eyes wouldn't be tearing. She may hav irritated or congested ducts, but by definition, they could not be blocked. My friend, a vet, looked at them and said it wasn't anything serious, but she couldn't actually give me any diagnosis w/o me getting a paid consultation because it was malpractice or something. Since she assured me it wasn't serious, and I completely trust her, I figured I would look around for remedies before seeing a vet. I have been considering having her eyes flushed though...how much did it cost you guys?
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