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Old 04-02-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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I have a three day old kid his eyes are mated shut with cold, and mucus is all over the eyes, no vets are open today, anyone have any suggestions I should try, Im really worried about him thanks



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Old 04-02-2010, 01:16 PM   #2
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BTW its in both eyes, Im sure he cant see out of them



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Lay a warm tea bag over both eyes for a couple minutes. That will help loosen everything so you can clean them out. Then I would put a drop of LA-200 in both eyes or terimycin(sp) eye ointment.

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Old 04-02-2010, 01:28 PM   #4
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I have it loosened up,Ive been dobbing them with a wet cloth, But not sure how to clean the stuff out without hurting eyes, I have some la200 injectable is that what you mean for me to drop in eyes , thanks for your help

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Tea bags will help draw any nasty gunk out of the eye too. I can't remember exactly how or why lol. But they work wonders.

Yes, LA-200 injectable, but don't inject it in his eyes. Take the needle off and just put a drop in both eyes. If they are really bad then I do give a SQ injection of it too.

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Old 04-02-2010, 01:42 PM   #6
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This might sound like a really stupid question but I want to do it right, you do mean warm wet tea bags right, Thanks so much

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Yep I usually make myself a cup of tea and use the tea bag. lol

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Check the eye lid very closely to see if its turned inward. We had a baby with entropic eyelid and it looked like she had a perpetual cold in her eye with lots of matting. We used terramycin eye ointment and a bit of massage to get it to turn since it wasn't real bad.

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I agree with the others...

check out the eyes well...check for.. inverting , scratches or any thing that may be in there... that doesn't belong.....I would flush the eyes with bottled water...put some water in a syringe and gently flush the eyes with water.... this is just in case there might be dirt or something in there.... helping to irritate the eyes...then put the drops of LA 200 or whatever you want to use.....in the eye and see if there is any improvement by the next day.... if the eyes are gunky again ...repeat..

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Ive flushed his eyes, this morning it mated back so I used tea bags, and put some la200 in his eyes meant to just put a drop but a good bit came out of syringe hope this didn't hurt his eyes, It still looks bad so I gave him 5cc la200 injection in right rear, Hope Im not over doing it , His a little nigerian dwarf



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