I am hopping aboard the soy-free train... no more gooey eyes..
Just wanted to share my little story incase anyone else is thinking of going soy-free with their horses. My husband's warmblood/draft mare has had terrible gooey eyes for quite some time now. I was about to call the vet to come have them looked at when I decided to try to take her off soy and see if anything happened. She had only be getting a small amount of soy hull in her ration balancer, only a cup a day.
She's been soy-free for just over a week now and voila! her eyes are completely goo-free!!! Can't believe such a small amount of soy could cause this but super glad I have figured it out. My gelding has been off soy for a a while now because of colotis issues, and I was letting the mare finish off the ration balancer, but it will all go in the garbage now!! They both get a mash of soaked alfalfa pellets, rice bran, oil and yea sacc now and LOVE their meals :)