If you notice a discharge from your horse’s eyes, it is most likely from all of this smoke. If you think it is:
- Use a good, sterile eyewash and cleanse the eye thoroughly to remove any accumulated debris from the smoke.
- Using an equine ophthalmic gel or ointment will also provide relief.
- Provide them with plenty of fresh, clean water and change it during the day, if possible, to limit any particulates that settle on the surface from being ingested.
- If you can, limit your horse’s activity outside.
- In severe conditions keep them inside in a well ventilated area.
- Lastly, try to spend some extra time with them today. The smoke can be as depressing and frustrating for them as it is for you and they can benefit from your presence to assure them all is, and will be, okay.
Of course, these tips apply to other livestock as well.