Eye problems

If you notice an eye problem in your horse it is vital that it is seen by a vet within 48 hours, as eye conditions can progress very quickly.

Our highly knowledgeable and well equipped equine team can fully examine your horses eyes and may use ultrasound and cytology for further investigation.

Your horse’s eyes can be examined on your yard or at our equine clinic, in our dark room.

Signs to watch out for:

  • Watery or cheese like discharge from the eye
  • Blinking
  • Shut eye or hot eye
  • Swollen eye of lids
  • Dislike of bright light
  • Rubbing of the eye


Whilst waiting for the vet, don’t be tempted to put anything in the eye whilst waiting for a vet. Bathing the eye with clean warm water is OK.