Linda & her mare - 06-01-2005
vet first diagnosed my beautiful Cheval Canadian mare with uveitis, I
was devastated. He showed me the damage already present in the eye
and told me that she would incur further damage and would end up
blind. Blood tests confirmed the diagnosis. At that time her eyes
were discharging a sticky mucous and she would often rub her face
against her front legs. It was nearly impossible to treat the eyes
because she hated the drops and creams so much that she'd twist out of
range or knock the dropper from my hands.
researching the disease while at the same time contacting owners of
blind horses to see if this was something I - and the horse - could
eventually cope with. Someone told me about the Guardian Mask and I
went to the site and read everything there. I decided to phone Sid to
get more information. I was pretty depressed at this point and
embarrassingly tearful during that phone call. Sid was extremely kind
to me and said he'd heard this story before many times. He assured me
that the Mask would make a huge difference to the mare and would most
likely stop the progress of the disease. The vet was skeptical and
told me that the mask would not make a difference in the progress of
the mask anyway and began to put it on my mare during all daylight
hours. Although it looks quite unusual, the horse didn't seem to care
and she quickly adjusted to wearing it. After about a week, I
realized that the discharge had stopped. Within the same length of
time, my mare began coming towards me with her head dropped to accept
the mask. She continues this behavior each morning when I come to put
it on her.
state unequivocally that this product has made a huge difference in my
mare. It's been over a year now and she has not had a flare-up or
discharge since that first week I put the mask on her. She wears it
year round - we get 4 or 5 months of snow and the glare magnifies the
light. She's worn it during snow storms and heavy rain storms
without any problems.
have a happy, healthy horse that I expect will be able to carry me
along the trails for another 20 years. I absolutely recommend this
mask to anyone who is dealing with uveitis in their horses. Blindness
is not the inevitable outcome of this disease.
Thank you Linda for sharing your
experiences. We are so pleased to hear your mare is doing so well
and thank you so much for the picture!
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