A good supply of healthy blood is needed for healing. The cornea doesn’t have blood vessels as most other tissues. If they did, the cornea wouldn’t be clear. A good blood supply allows the bodies defense mechanisms to “attack” an invading bacteria or fungus, but since the cornea doesn’t have a blood supply, it is vulnerable to infections that get out of control. While the body will begin to grow blood vessels in an attempt to repair itself, this is a slow process and much too slow to do much good in beating back an infection.
Yes. Dr. Dawn Hoover is a certified equine acupuncturist. She has been practicing this alternative therapy for more than 8 years. Acupuncture can be used to treat equine lameness issues and can be used in conjunction with internal medicine.
Yes, Vitamin E is an antioxidant and can be used as a supplement to help the healing of a horse’s nerve tissue. However, it should not be your only course of treatment and you should consult with your veterinarian.