Eye irritation

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by 21goaties, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Our 12 year old wether is squinting/closing one of his eyes a lot and it is draining clear fluid. His eyelid looks a bit irritated.
    Any advice? He has scarring on his eye from when he had pinkeye years ago and he is at least partly blind. But this is not normal for him
     
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  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Did you check his eye all over for something in it or a scratch etc?
    Check the 3rd eyelid.

    You can take him to the vet, they can put drops in there to see if there is something in there or a scratch.

    It is hard to say, but if you think it is pinkeye, don't hesitate and treat for pinkeye in case.
     
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  3. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    I just checked his eye but not the third eyelid. I wiped around it with a baby wipe. It just looks like he's crying slowly. It's not pouring. I'll do a more thorough check this evening and try to look at the third eyelid.
    His eyes are so weird already that it's hard to tell if there is a bruise / tiny scratch or something. They've been slightly bulging and the pupils have been cloudy for years. I tried to get a pic but he would not stop moving. He will move his head up and down nonstop if you try to look at it so I'll have to tie him up again to look at it.
    Should I flush it with anything or put ointment on it?
     
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  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    It is best to have a vet to check him.

    Eyes are not something to mess around with and if we treat it wrong, with his situation having prior eye issues, we may be risking what he does have left with eye site.

    Any problems with does aborting?
     
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  5. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    It never hurts to use an eye antibiotic.
     
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  6. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Flush and get a good look.
     
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  7. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Flush with what?
     
  8. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Our goats are pets we don't breed them so I don't know. He is in his pen by himself right now but yesterday he was out in the pasture with the other wethers
     
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  9. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Which one would you recommend?
     
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  10. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    I would flush it out with saline solution make sure there is nothing in the eye and use terramycin or neosporin with out the pain reliever in it.
     
  11. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Okay, we squirted saline in his eye and put neosporin in the corner of it.
    Didn't see anything obvious in the eye (pulled his eyelids back and looked). Part of the third eyelid is over his eye, he is keeping it half closed and it is watering.
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    It is best to have a vet look.
     
  13. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    May have debris in there still. I would keep flushing and reapplying ointment. May take a few days to heal. If it doesn't seem to improve then definitely need a vet to have a look.
     
  14. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    His eye is looking ok this evening, he's keeping it open and it's not watering
     
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  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California