Has an equine vet advised you to use this?? I think not. If you have a horse with an eye problem, call your vet. Don't go willy-nilly self-medicating - especially with eye problems. This is NOT the time to be cheap. Good grief.
We've used polysporin eye drops in a horses eye, the same kind you would use on your own eyes.
It is still SERIOUSLY DISCOURAGED to put ANYTHING into a horse's eye unless approved by an equine veterinarian. Eyes are serious stuff, & can be damaged by what many folks would consider "mild" stuff - steroidal or not.
Honestly - why would you [mess] around with your horse's eye?? Want to be cheap? Find another way to do it; not with an eye problem.
Last edited by Moderator 1; Jun. 2, 2013 at 08:50 PM.
Omg seriously lol. Did it not screw up your eye? I have heard from Drs that not to put it in or around your eye. Idk Your like me though. I'd experiment on myself before my animals lol
I used to get eye infections often. I ran out of the drs scrip stuff and felt desperate.. Used the triple antibiotic "Neosporin" in thee ole eye and I was fine. I actually used it for a few days and the infection went away. (Knocking on wood) and I haven't had another infection since. This was over a year ago.
"Don't try this at home just because it was something you read on the internet"
Don't saw on your horses mouth it's not a piece of wood! ~ GM
The main issue (though there are many) is that neosporin isn't made to be sterile enough for use in an eye - so you would risk making the infection worse by irritating the cornea and possibly introducing even more contamination into it.
When it comes to the eyes, all medications must be exclusively made to administer into the eye. Eyes are very fragile.