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31310 Woodhaven Trail
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
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651-222-0885 Twin Cities
Flush Tear Duct (Nasal Lacrimal)
The tear duct runs from the
corner of the eye, down the face and exits through the nose.
This duct allows the tears produced, (that clean and
lubricate the eye) a place to drain, so the moisture is
unable to run down the horse’s face. When a duct becomes
blocked (which can occur in one or both eyes), all the
moisture created, runs out of the eye and down their face.
Many horses that suffer from a blocked tear duct experience
excessive tearing. If you notice your horse’s eye(s)
tearing, it is important to schedule an appointment with Dr.
Winter right away. If he determines that your horse has a
blocked tear duct, he can perform a simple procedure to open
the duct. It is unknown why this happens to some horses but
it seems to be genetically predisposed. After this procedure
is performed, eye drops or ointment will be needed for a few
days and a full recovery is expected.