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1 Goat with cloudy eye on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:43 pm

DCChick

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Tonight I notice that one of my goats has a cloudy eye. What could this be? Pink eye? How should I treat it? I have had her for a year now and she has always been a sweet but ugly girl ( skinny and unkempt looking) she was wormed well in the late summer/ early fall and hear eye linings have been looking OK, but I think I am going to worm her again just in case the eye thing is worm related.

Any suggestions? I don't want her to go blind. Also there is a chance she is pregnant although I doubt it since I think my buck was either too young or impotent. . .

2 Re: Goat with cloudy eye on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:56 pm

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Could be an ulcer on the eye, caused by her getting something in there or rubbing the eye on something. We use special formula (the intramammary mediciation for mastitis) in their eye for 3 days and it usually helps. Sometimes you have to put an eye patch over their eye to help it heal, keep it clean and keep the sun out but most times we are successful in just the medication.
Could be other causes as well but I would try the medication if you can get it and see if it helps.


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3 Re: Goat with cloudy eye on Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:44 pm

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Hidden River wrote:Could be an ulcer on the eye, caused by her getting something in there or rubbing the eye on something. We use special formula (the intramammary mediciation for mastitis) in their eye for 3 days and it usually helps. Sometimes you have to put an eye patch over their eye to help it heal, keep it clean and keep the sun out but most times we are successful in just the medication.
Could be other causes as well but I would try the medication if you can get it and see if it helps.

Shocked

What is that stuff and where would I get it?

4 Re: Goat with cloudy eye on Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:00 am

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When my goats got pink eye they were very light sensitive and the eye did get white in the middle. I mixed a weak solution of apple cider vinegar and water (so the water just barely changed colour) and sprayed it in the eye daily until it cleared up. I worm spring and fall. If there is a possibility of pregnancy, use Ivermectin. Only use Panacur if you are certain the goat isn't pregnant. I have had bucks as young as 3 or 4 months impregnate a doe. If she is looking ratty all the time give copper. Goats have a high copper requirement. I get an herbal copper/selenium supplement for the goats from Fir Meadow LLC by ordering online. The copper boosts the immune system and generally gives them a boost. Good luck.

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5 Re: Goat with cloudy eye on Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:06 am

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DCChick wrote:
Hidden River wrote:Could be an ulcer on the eye, caused by her getting something in there or rubbing the eye on something. We use special formula (the intramammary mediciation for mastitis) in their eye for 3 days and it usually helps. Sometimes you have to put an eye patch over their eye to help it heal, keep it clean and keep the sun out but most times we are successful in just the medication.
Could be other causes as well but I would try the medication if you can get it and see if it helps.

Shocked

What is that stuff and where would I get it?

You would have to get if from the vet, it is in a little tube and is an antibiotic.


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