Foal with bloodshot eyes...

Spyda

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Has anyone experience of a foal having reddened whites of its eyes (both) in the days following foaling? Foal is 100% fine in all other respects. Could it be due to a difficult birth (it was a big foal and a maiden mare) and be something which will clear by itself, or could it be signs of something more sinister (even tho foal appears 100% fine otherwise?) Vet is due to check it, but in the meantime I wondered if anyone else had experience and whether or not it was common. The foal doesn't have any other signs of scepticemia (this being the only problem I can find associated with reddened eyes of the newborn foal).
 

Super_Kat

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Mine had this (she was a big baby!) and the vet sad it was just birth trauma and it cleared up by it's self
 

Spyda

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Phew, thanks! Most of me feels it's nothing to worry about but there's nothing mentioned anywhere online so I was starting to think it could be something rare (and nasty....)
 

Moggy in Manolos

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Yes ours had that, i think all of the 14 foals we bred did in fact, and they were all fine, it is just the stress of foaling i think, bless em, they are just so tired at first
 
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