My name is B. A. Dude, Jr, “Dude” for short. I am a 23 year old appaloosa gelding. I am generally quite healthy, but each time I am moved to another barn (twice in 23 years), I develop an eye problem that causes my eye to swell and much pain. If my eye is not treated aggressively, I could lose my eyesight. My person makes sure I get good veterinary care for my eye and also gives me Reiki, Acupressure and essential oils. Having this combination, along with lots of grass to eat, keeps me healthy and happy. Sunlight bothers my eye, which is why I wear a fly mask to screen the bright sunshine.
About 40% of Uveitis cases occur in Appaloosas so my genetics sets me up for this and it recurs when I am under stress, like when I’m moved. Once I settle in and am more relaxed, my eye needs less treatment but still has to be watched.
If you want to know the Acupressure points and oils my person uses, respond to this blog and she’ll tell you.