Equine Ailments - A to Z
Conjunctivitis - inflammation of the conjunctiva is usually evident by a flow of tears, spasmodic closure of the eye and sensitivity to the eye being touched. Sometimes the lid will be swollen. The inflammation may be caused by irritation from pollen or flies, or it may be caused through a foreign body such as an oat-husk or grass seed being lodged beneath the lid.
Treatment – best left to the vet and will be dependent on the cause. As a first aid measure wash the eye with lukewarm salin.