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Old 01-26-2010, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default Red eyed bottle baby-blind..

One of the nubians I bought to bottle feed had red eyes when I got him- It wasn't bad-but its getting worse now-he is almost blind- I am buying some PUFFER tomorrow to put in his eyes. Does anyone know of anything better? and can his sight come back?



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Old 01-26-2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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how old is it? if it's older than 2 weeks, I would think pink eye. If younger, than it may be abrasion and you can put penicillin directly in the eye (no needle) Also, if you have teramycin eye ointment, I would do that.- I don't like to use that powder stuff unless I know it's pink eye. I'd start treatment right away though.



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Default Re: Red eyed bottle baby-blind..

He was born Jan 14th- most of the ones i have encountered before have had runny looking eyes-not his-they just look like cataracts.BOTH of his eyes are like this.

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Are the eye lids or lashes inverted at all...? That can cause eye irritation...

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Default Re: Red eyed bottle baby-blind..

Eyelids and everything look fine-What is throwing me is that they aren't runny at all-he can see a little bit, but not much- I have had pinkeye in a few of my kids before, but the eyes looked cloudy white-his are cloudy red.

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I haveonly seen red pink eye before (hence the name)- he needs oxytetracycline, one dose - then wait three days, it its not cleared up you should dose again

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I was bottlefeeding a young lamb once that had been born at a livestock dealer/butcher's place. She had one eye that was all inflamed so i figured pink eye since it was born in that kind of place. But she didn't respond to treatment; when I talked to the vet, he said she was too young for pink eye - I think it's a 2 week incubation; hers was an abrasion from probably the dirt; there were no tears, just sore looking (too long ago to remember exactly what it looked like) so had to switch treatments but she was already too scarred and was totally blind in that one eye then. So since it was born Jan. 14 and it already had the redness, I'm doubting if it really is pink eye.

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could it be ...that the kid was slammed ...before you got it... and it is causing blood pooling/ bruising in the eyes from the injury?

not sure ..if it is scratches or dirt ....because of no drainage....

Other than that.... i have no clue .... it would be a good idea... to seek a vets opinion.....because ........it doesn't take long .....to lose there site permanently.........

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sounds like pink eye. Get him away from the other kids if you havnt already. Its very contagious. And wash your hands well after handeling him. Dont stick your fingers in yur eyes either. Pink eye can be tranfered from goat to people.
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when I've seen pink eye, the eye is always watering - she commented that his is not



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