My gelding has been shaking his head a bit lately.
Vet was out Friday and sedated him to inject his hocks...so, I had him look at his ears.
Vet said that they were moist and a bit gunky, so he cleaned them out. I asked him if I should clean them with anything (thinking of my Opt Clean at hom for the dogs) and he said no, to leave them alone.
Today horse is back to shaking his head again, I was able to get a towel down one ear (which he seemed to enjoy), I pulled up more black crud.....He wouldn't let me check the other ear.
Now that you have the background......question....can I safely put these ear drops in my horses' ears?
No on ear drops! Never use ear drops without a Dr or vet telling you to do so, you can cause major ear issues. As a side note if he is getting that much gunk in the ears (escpecially that black discharge) I would have the vet back out to make sure there aren't any ticks in there. A couple years ago at our barn we had several horses start headshaking out of nowhere with that same black gunk. Turns out they had a soft bodied tick in there. Vet had to heavily sedate and pull ticks out, clean really well, then all was right in the world again. Depending on your weather is could be the ticks coming out.