Why do baby goats get crusty eyes?

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  1. Milk n' Honey

    Milk n' Honey Well-Known Member

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    Is there something I need to do? I have a couple of kids with crusty eyes. One of them is unthrifty and the other seems otherwise healthy. Crusty eyes can be a symptom of a sick goat, yes? I wiped them out and gave Termycin (I know I mispelled that). Could this just be from the dusty barn dirt floor? I am worried about it. Please tell me anything you know about kids having crusty eyes. Thanks!!
     
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    Is this something you can post a picture of?
     
  4. Milk n' Honey

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    Well, I would but I cleaned the eyes up and put that medicine in them. If the get crusty again, I could. She had some yellow goop and crust on the eyelashes. I took warm water and wiped it all off. The eyes weren't crusted shut but still had quite a bit around them.
     
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    Are there any other symptoms? How old are they? My buckling was born with very watery eyes..he still has it but it's clear..not crusty. I posted about it and someone mentioned that sometimes they get the amniotic (sp?) fluid in there eyes and it irritates them and to use the Terramycin. I did, but I wasn't able to do it every day (long story)
    If it were me, I would continue with the Terramycin 3 times a day until it goes away. Unless there are other symptoms that signal something else going on...then I would hope to find help here...or call a vet.