Kid with swollen eye

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by PotterWatch, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch New Member

    89
    Jan 23, 2009
    So. California
    I noticed this morning that one of my 2.5wk old kids is a bit swollen around her left eye. There doesnt' appear to be any discharge or anything, just puffy. The others seem perfectly fine and she doesn't seem sick in any other way, she eating and playing like normal. What, if anything, should I do for it?
     
  2. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Does she seem like she's in pain?
     

  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch New Member

    89
    Jan 23, 2009
    So. California
    No, she doesn't act like there is anything at all wrong.
     
  4. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    I would just watch it and see if it gets worse...she may have just gotten hit or something. I would say she has something in her eye but she doesn't have any discharge.
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    You can try putting some ointment on it. She might have gotten some hay in it or stuck with a piece of hay.

    Another thing to do is to put a warm tea bag on the eye, I'm told for 20 minutes but any amount of time is better then nothing.
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    The kid.... could of been bitten by a spider....or bug of some kind.... :shrug:
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch New Member

    89
    Jan 23, 2009
    So. California
    If I were to put ointment on it, what kind should I use?

    I will try putting a tea bag on it tomorrow if it is still swollen. I'm not home to do it today.
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch New Member

    89
    Jan 23, 2009
    So. California
    Thanks everyone, I will keep an eye on it and try the things mentioned.

    I noticed after I posted this that there is another section it could have gone in. I'll try to pay more attention to that in the future.
     
  10. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    If that was my goat I would put the warm tea bags wet on her eye and re wet them every so often. I do it for 10-15 minutes three time a day and then I put the ointment in the eye, like Neosporn. I have a doe that for some reason every time she kids for the last three years one of her babies has eye trouble. I do the above and they are perfect. I do it for a week at least or until you can see it is a lot better.
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree with lori to.......But I never heard of Neosporn...LOL sounds dirty :ROFL: