Help...kid eye infection?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by kickingbird, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. kickingbird

    kickingbird Active Member

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    i have a kid that is two weeks old and he has an eye infection.
    any recomendations for medicating?
    your help would be great.
    thanks,
    jarred
     
  2. opus

    opus Well-Known Member

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    Squirt some penicillin in his eyes.
     

  3. mary,tx

    mary,tx Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Look very closely at the eye. Sometimes a bottom lid will turn in causing problems. Be sure this is not the case first. If it is, a vet will fix the problem either by putting a couple of stitches in the lid or a shot in the lid.

    If it is indeed a pinkeye infection(which I think would be unusual in such a young kid), there are also several ways to treat. With a little one like that, I think I'd start with an antibiotic eye ointment.
    mary