Older Doe Has a swollen eyelid

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Stephen_MO, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Stephen_MO

    Stephen_MO New Member

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    Jul 23, 2019
    Missouri
    Some friends gave us a 14 year old doe about a month ago. She was a little overweight but seemed to be in overall good health. A little over a week ago I gave her some cydectin since her eyes looked too light and she has seemed fine until I checked on her today. She's been a little droopy and her eyes (tear ducts?) are swollen. See photos, one was taken a few weeks ago and one today. What should I be doing?
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  2. Stephen_MO

    Stephen_MO New Member

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    Jul 23, 2019
    Missouri
    I ended up rubbing a little neosporin on them and a few hours later it looks better. Anything else I should do?
     
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  3. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Maybe rinse it out with saline or distilled water then put the neosporin back in.
     
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  4. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Yes flush her eye, she may have hay or something irritating it..keep up with the Neo a few days and see how she does.
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    Good Recovery, Born 2005! What horns! :)
     
  7. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Gorgeous horns! Can she still eat hay?
     
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  8. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    I just read an article about hay with foxtail in it. The foxtail has little arrow like fibers that can get in animals eyes and cause a severe reaction and swelling. (Or in the mouth, etc)
     
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  9. Stephen_MO

    Stephen_MO New Member

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    Jul 23, 2019
    Missouri
    It must have been a hay irritation. I put Neosporin on it early morning and by evening it was noticeably better, almost gone. She prefers feed over hay but she will eat it. I read that the average goat lifespan was 10-12 years, she's at least 14 maybe older.
     
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  10. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    They can live way older than 10-12 especially if they are not breeding. I saw a goat on instagram that was 21 years old!
    If she stops eating hay or isn't eating enough you can soak hay cubes for her to make a mush. Usually they start losing teeth when they get that old.
     
  11. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    Let us hope she gets much older than 14! :)
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Glad she is improving, bless her heart. :)
     
  13. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA