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Eyelid injury ongoing for one year!! UPDATE: is immune support needed?

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    J-Lu I sent you a PM. To answer some of you other questions:
    1. we are using dex to control itching/scratching and inflammation as the antihistamine did nothing for this. He will scratch his face off which is why we are in this mess to begin with. He was scratching his face on a fence post or something and caught his eyelid...
    2. I am the one pushing for testing to identify the underlying issue here as I see no reason for a wound to not heal full after a year. We did debride the original injury in April as he formed a lot of granular tissue but it has not healed since debridement and I followed protocol to a T.
    3. I will see if we can test for CBC and chem screen.

    Originally posted by mckenna310 View Post
    I wonder if a consult at a veterinary school is the next step. Progressive, spreading infection from a year-old injury is a bit scary to me.
    I am beginning to think you are right. I am considering a second GP consult with a different vet first but vet school may be inevitable at this point.
    Brain Surgeon "Milo" 2013 -
    Lovebug "Bugs" 2006-2019


    • Original Poster

      Originally posted by Postandrails View Post
      Rather than purchasing an immune supplement I would get a consultation from a qualified herbalist based on what has been happening over the past year. A herbalist will take into account drugs your horse is taking as well as which combinations of herbs work together etc. They may recommend immune boosting herbs as well as herbs to help with the specific issues. Obviously you would need to make sure herbalist and vet are both aware of what is going on though.
      Do I just google one? Sorry, I know that is a bit of a dumb question but this is far outside of my element but something I am very interested in!

      just shoot me I will look them up, Thanks!
      Brain Surgeon "Milo" 2013 -
      Lovebug "Bugs" 2006-2019


      • #23
        Originally posted by Bugs's Mom View Post

        Do I just google one? Sorry, I know that is a bit of a dumb question but this is far outside of my element but something I am very interested in!
        Unfortunately I'm not in the US, so can't offer much help with this. I think you'll need to ask for recommendations, so perhaps a new post on this forum would be a good start. Most herbalists would work with you via emails of blood test results and photos etc., so you probably don't need someone close enough to physically visit your horse.


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          ACTH level is 11, so not PPID. He is improving, sorry I don't have a picture. I ordered SmartImmune as his feed has zero vitamin C. Also after all of the antibiotics I know he needs some probiotics and probably some prebiotics.

          I am also heavily considering a second opinion BUT he has improved and my wallet needs to recover a bit from the last bill before another one, if it can.

          Thanks guys for the advice and support, any other ideas are very welcome.
          Brain Surgeon "Milo" 2013 -
          Lovebug "Bugs" 2006-2019


          • #25
            All I can do is offer Jingles. Hope he clears up very, very soon!
            “A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still.”


            • #26
              Have you had an allergy panel done? If he has allergies (that may have started it all) that might need to be addressed to help with inflammation.

              There is a compounded medication I used in the past (with vet Rx) called Dexamine - it is 5% Dex, 95% antihistamine. Maybe see if your vet agrees? It is strong - very helpful for allergic reactions

              the only other suggestion I have is to try an Equivizor fly mask that will cut out a lot of the UV light. It is adjustable and not expensive.

              Two of my mares (mother & daughter) have had eye issues so I sympathize.
              Forward...go forward


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                Originally posted by Alpha Mare View Post
                Have you had an allergy panel done? If he has allergies (that may have started it all) that might need to be addressed to help with inflammation.

                There is a compounded medication I used in the past (with vet Rx) called Dexamine - it is 5% Dex, 95% antihistamine. Maybe see if your vet agrees? It is strong - very helpful for allergic reactions

                the only other suggestion I have is to try an Equivizor fly mask that will cut out a lot of the UV light. It is adjustable and not expensive.

                Two of my mares (mother & daughter) have had eye issues so I sympathize.
                I have not had an allergy panel done but we (vet and I) believe that started it. It would explain the inflammation as well. I will see what the vet says as she was certain he would be PPID positive (glad he isn't). I'll check out the masks, I am developing quite the stockpile of masks already .
                Brain Surgeon "Milo" 2013 -
                Lovebug "Bugs" 2006-2019