One-eyed pony leads active and happy lifestyle

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Toby the pony, who lives at Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre near Blackpool, is recovering very well after having an operation to remove one of his eyes.

After having a poorly right hind leg, he soon after developed recurring uvieitis, which is an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye. The uvieitis was extremely painful for poor Toby, and after three acute episodes of the persistent problem, the decision was made to remove the eye altogether in order to stop it happening again.

Vet David Catlow from Oakhill Veterinary Practice said: ‘Whilst it may appear to be a rather drastic course of action to take, horses cope extremely well with only one eye and are quite capable of continuing to work at even the highest levels of competition.’

Toby has made a full and fast recovery, and is currently leading a happy, active and painfree life.

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