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We have a 4 yr old wethered Pygmy that had an eye infection last week. We treated it and he seemed fine. He looks a bit thin but eating and drinking ok. Yesterday he couldn’t stand on his front legs. We gave him electrolytes and he seemed fine last night. This morning, he couldn’t get up at all. Once we got him up, he stood for about an hour. Now he’s lying down like he’s resting, not like he’s in pain. He is usually a lazy boy, he is a loner and enjoys being alone. He has been eating grain and hay. And he loves electrolytes so he has no issues drinking those. What can we do to help him?
 

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Hi, welcome!

Are his eyes okay now?

Can you check his FAMACHA score? This is the color of his inner eyelids.

How are his poops and pees?

Can you take his rectal temperature? A regular normal reading human digital thermometer is what you need.

There are a lot of things that could be causing issues, but answering these questions will help a lot.
 

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His temp has been 101-101.5, his famacha is like a 2, maybe close to 3. He’s peeing just fine, like normal. His poop at times is not pellets like normal, it’s more solid. His eye looks cloudy and a little “gunky” but not swollen. His eye lid was completely swollen last week, but it has been open for 2-3 days now.
 

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Do you have the ability to run a fecal test via a local vet? With the stress of an eye issue, it may have brought on a parasite issue. I would first get him started on Probiotics, an injection of vitamin b complex, and 6oz of room temp flat dark beer to attend to his rumen as well. His temp is a little low so his gut may be struggling.

What treatment did he receive for the eye?
 

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Which anti biotocs have you given him. Also check his legs to see if there is swelling. Is his belly bloated and hard or bliated and soft. You may want to get his rumen working properly. But also the eye infection does not seem gone?
Place a picture so that the experts here can see better to try help. Do you feed loose minerals and garlic at all?
Welcome to the TGS family.
 
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