HELP!!! I got home from work and one of my kids is blind

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by speedy94c, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. speedy94c

    speedy94c New Member

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    May 31, 2010
    Central Arkansas
    She is about 3-4 mos old weined but cant see a thing, She is still eating grass but I dont know why or what to do?????
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: HELP!!! I got home from work and one of my kids is bli

    Are her eyes cloudy or clear?

    Does she appear to have any injuries there?
     

  3. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: HELP!!! I got home from work and one of my kids is bli

    How do you know that she is blind? Is she "doing" any thing else out of the ordinary?
     
  4. speedy94c

    speedy94c New Member

    37
    May 31, 2010
    Central Arkansas
    Re: HELP!!! I got home from work and one of my kids is bli

    Yes her eyes are cloudy, it does not look like injuries one is
    runny but the other isnt.

    She is just walkin around with the other goats and runs into
    things.
     
  5. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: HELP!!! I got home from work and one of my kids is bli

    Are her eyes runny? If so could be pinkeye, if not then this is a sigm of Polio....are there any neurological signs like staggerring or weak in the hind legs?
     
  6. Perfect7

    Perfect7 New Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    South Georgia
    Re: HELP!!! I got home from work and one of my kids is bli

    The cloudy and runny sounds like pinkeye. I had good success using Neosporine in the eye a couple times a day, but some would disagree with this. It cleared up in a few days.

    **Keep in mind I know NOTHING about goat polio, so I'm not saying it doesn't sound like that.
     
  7. speedy94c

    speedy94c New Member

    37
    May 31, 2010
    Central Arkansas
    Re: HELP!!! I got home from work and one of my kids is bli

    If it is pinkeye will it spread to all my other goats?
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: HELP!!! I got home from work and one of my kids is bli

    Yes... it is very contagious to goats and people....wear gloves when dealing with the goat.... start treating for pinkeye....get the goat out of the sun as it worsen it .....
     
  9. mrs. lam

    mrs. lam New Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Re: HELP!!! I got home from work and one of my kids is bli

    Yep. It can spread. Some have put a couple of drops of LA 200 in each eye. (without the needle) Old timers swear by cod liver oil. A couple drops in the eye and some down the throat. Hope she gets better soon. If you notice anything else wrong, post it quickly. If it's polio you need to act fast.

    Gina
     
  10. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Re: HELP!!! I got home from work and one of my kids is bli

    I agree separate the goat asap!

    if it's pink eye move her to a darker area so the eye isn't irritated. I use erythromycin ointment, or terramycin 2x daily on the eye, I also wash the 'tears' off with listerine, don't let it touch near the eye!! Penicillin drops 2x daily. or LA200 works good.