Triple antibiotic ointment for eye issues

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Squareuh, May 1, 2020.

  1. Squareuh

    Squareuh New Member

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    Apr 24, 2020
    New York
    I’m seeing a lot of recommendations to use neosporin or triple antibiotic in eyes. Are these just the regular skin veresion or do they need to be the eye version?
     
  2. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Regular skin version!
     

  3. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    Just the regular one. Make sure it's not the pain control one though. The plain 3 ingredient ointment.
    I put a small amount in a small luer slip syringe. This makes it easier to get a small ribbon under the lower eyelid.
     
  4. Squareuh

    Squareuh New Member

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    Apr 24, 2020
    New York
    Okay thanks. We brought a kid home about 2 days ago. She was doing fine, but a little itchy. I didn’t think to check for lice or mites because it didn’t seem excessive or anything. Today she all of a sudden has diarrhea and runny eyes. I checked and she also has lice so now we’re going to treat for the lice and the eyes. Of course, I let the breeder know and no response yet
     
  5. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    A fecal analysis so you can decide if she needs deworming or coccidia treatment for the scours would be a good idea too. Young goats are very prone to them and the stress of a home change can trigger an issue.
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  7. Squareuh

    Squareuh New Member

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    Apr 24, 2020
    New York
    Everything cleared up well. Whatever was going on with the eyes cleared up by the next morning when I put the ointment on.

    We treated for the lice and did a basic dewormer and she is healthy and happy and not so itchy now

    Thank you for the advice everyone!
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Good to hear.
    Good work. :)