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Flies and Eyes – Keeping your Horse’s Eyes Healthy in Summer

You may have notices your horse has puffy eyes (oedema)and clear weeping (epiphora) lately. This is often caused by flies, puts horses at a higher risk of conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers.

It’s time to get your fly mask on. And make sure they fit well – a poorly fitting fly mask can cause more problems than it solves.

Check under your fly masks daily for any eye irritations or rub marks.

Put a fly repellant on any parts of the body that aren’t covered by a mask or rug. But don’t put fly repellent on any sensitive areas like inside eyes, inside nose or genitals.

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