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Old 02/16/10, 01:27 PM
 
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terramycin eye ointment

Is there a substitute for terramycin eye ointment? Tractor Supply said the company has put a hold on making it?

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My vet said it was a terrible antibiotic ointment for the eye and recommended I not use it with our horses. It is the only OTC ointment I've seen though.

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does anyone know of something? another goat has pinkeye now. the LA200 that the vet said didnt seem to completely do the job

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This might work:

Neosporin Opthalmic Ointment
http://www.medications.com/drugs/neo...almic-ointment

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This might work:

Neosporin Opthalmic Ointment
http://www.medications.com/drugs/neo...almic-ointment
This would be my suggestion also.
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thanks, is that something feed stores would carry?

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If they don't you should be able to find it at any drug store.

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its not the regular neosporin is it?

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Yes, it is.

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wow, so its okay to put neosporin in their eyes? wouldnt that burn?

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i dont think neosporin ointment made for skin would be safe IN the eye? Am I wrong?

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I do know people who use it like that for goats and horses.

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I have used it also on goats and dogs and a cat.

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ok, I'll give it a try. I hope it works. should I do it 3 times a day?

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When my alpaca had some issues last summer, I had some opthamalic ointment on hand. I mentioned it to our vet and he said make sure it doesn't have steroids in it (it did). He gave me the reasoning why, but bottom line, is I would read the label to see if it has steroids. I assume neosporing doesn't, but it sounds like it is an issue with some of the opthamolic ointments.

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2/3 times a day is ok, just be sure you wash your hands good or put on gloves, I know you are already doing this so forgive the mom in me.

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thanks, I'll get the neosporin going right away.

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ok, just did the neosporin in their eyes. no one cried, so if it hurt, it wasnt bad at all, not even for the babies. hopefully this will do the trick, thanks everyone!

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its not the regular neosporin is it?
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It must say OPTHALMIC ointment
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I've used regular triple antibiotic ointment (cheaper then neosporin) in the eyes without any problem. The even seem to like it because they don't run away and will rub against my hand as I am doing it.
Clears the eyes up in no time but keep it up for a week so it doesn't come back

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