Goats/Bulging eye

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Hi Donna, just a couple more questions about the little girl with the swelled up eye. First the eye is glazed over like an animal that is blind a greyish white, she can blink today. Antibiotics Pen-G OK? and probiotics is that to go with it?I have capsule form which i can break open and mix with a bit of banana. Thanks.

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Yes, grayish/white or cream  can indicate an infection is still there, just deep in the eye.  This can also be scar tissue from the heat.  When you say she can blink, does that mean when you put a hand or fingers in front of that eye that she blinks then? If so, that is a good sign.  Yes on the pen-G.  And, yes on the probiotics.  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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