Goats/Goats eye

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Question
i have a baby boer goat was born a week ago and today i found her eyes were shut and has discharge from the eye that was clear and the eyes were swollen shut. i tried to clean it in the morning with a clean cloth and warm water, but when i came back at noon it wasnt opened yet she has this film on the eye i dont know what to do or give her what.

Answer
She has an eye infection, could be pink eye/conjunctivitis or could be residual of intrauterine infection from its mom.  Is the mom doing okay?  So gently cleansing with warm water is great - start as soon as you can on NFZ puffer - an antibiotic powder that you puff into the eyes with the eyelids open, twice a day for 5 days - this should take care of the issue.  If you cannot find NFZ at the feed/farm store you get usually get terramcyin eye ointment - this ointment should be squeezed along the lower eyelid with the eyelids open, twice a day for 5 days.  Is the little one eating and drinking okay?  Let me know - Donna

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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

Expertise

All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.

Experience

27 years health care/nutrition of all types of goats, 17 years experience in packgoats, 20 years experience in 4H goat projects as leader, superintendent and judge. 20 years experience in putting on goat care/nutrition seminars.

Organizations
NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.

Publications
Hobby Farm, many newspapers, 4H newsletters, Packgoat Manuals (youth and general), judging information pamphlets, seminar handouts about health care and nutrition.

Education/Credentials
4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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