Rams' Eye

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by Redeemed98, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. Redeemed98

    Redeemed98 Well-Known Member

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    I noticed today that one of my rams eyes looks off. It has a milky or hazy look forming in the corner. Is something to be concerned about? -- Greg
     
  2. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    It is probably an infection (how old is the ram?) I treat eye infections with tetracycline injections IM into the neck.
     

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    Redeemed98 Well-Known Member

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    The Ram is about 21/2 years old. Is there a way that I can know for sure what it is? Is it ok to treat even if it is not infection? Greg
     
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    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Every injection carries some risk but tetracycline in general is not a problem if it's not an infection. In a younger animal like your's I'd be more certain it is an infection rather than a catyract (sp?) You're best advice always comes from a vet second from and experienced person who can see it, and third or even further down the list from the internet where we can't see it. Pipestone vet offers a free telephone help line phone number for a phone consultation. ( it's in the sheep basics post)