New Kid 1 week old appears to have Pink Eye

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by The1moe, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. The1moe

    The1moe New Member

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    Oct 26, 2010
    I noticed this a.m. while feeding the goats... eye swollen and pink throughout... flushed thoroughly with saline... I also have Pro-Pen-G Injection, and also have Bio-Mycin 200 Injection... I do not have any LA200... what would you suggest for a new kid maybe 8-10 pounds... orally or type injection or something locally to place in eye.. please help... thanks for your inputs... hate to lose a kid... brutal...
     
  2. nubians2

    nubians2 New Member

    I used terramycin. I never used the other antibiotics so I can't help you there. I have a doe with a swollen eye right now from a piece of cheet grass getting in there. They look so miserable with swollen eyes.
     

  3. kccjer

    kccjer New Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    NW Kansas
  4. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you

    Apr 13, 2011
    Oregon Coast Range
    You can use the Pen in the eye. A couple drops a few times a day. You can also use triple antibiotic wound dressing, which may protect the eye better. Just make sure it's plain, like original Neosporin, without any pain relief.
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    Sounds like inverted eye lid...check to see if the eyelid is inverted inward scraping the eye ball..... :(
     
  6. The1moe

    The1moe New Member

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    Oct 26, 2010
    I checked his eyelid and it appears to be normal... though still pink around an cloudy area... have rinsed a few times already so started bio mycin 200 today... .5 ml of 200 mg/ml.... SQ... will try this for 5 days and see how that works... also will call the vet tomorrow and see if he can provide some Gentocin spray ... He is usually pretty good with things of this sort... though he does not work with goats... will keep you all posted... thanks for your imputs and hope this helps others in the future... peace be with you all...
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    How is the baby? :hug:
     
  8. The1moe

    The1moe New Member

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    Oct 26, 2010
    I used the Bio-Mycin 200... which is oxytetracycline (injection antibiotic) 200 mg/ml.... because of the the kids weight I administered .5 cc via SQ four days straight... The eye was really getting bad... almost to a point where I thought It may have collapsed... after the 6th day I noticed that the redness had receeded only to be replaced with white opaque film over eye... at this point I thought he was just going to be blind in the one eye... after two more days it totally cleared up.... I also washed his eye out several times with (contact solution) saline... bottom line is I don't know what he had, but suspect either minor injury or foreign object in eye that I could not locate.... He is now healthy and well with no sign of his troubled start in life... hope this helps others in the future... thanks for everyones concern.... peace... moe