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Infected eye-best course of action?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby macksmom98 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:42 pm


One of our meat pen buns had a swollen eyelid a couple of days ago, and it has gotten worse. Today it was more swollen and had gunk oozing. I went to our local tractor supply and bought some Pen G and put two drops into the eye, like you would eyedrops. I have used this in the past and it has helped. Any other suggestions? Ideas on what could have caused it? I am thinking something as simple as a nail catching the eyelid when grooming could have caused it. I have isolated it and am keeping it in a smaller carrying cage so it is not able to run it into as much or its siblings don't hurt it worse. It looks like it has scratched it since I treated it, and now has a little scab forming on it. Hoping to get it healed in 2 1/2 weeks so my daughter can take it to the fair. Its our best one out of the whole group, would be a shame if we cant get it healed in time, but I am not holing my breath.

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Re: Infected eye-best course of action?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby SableSteel » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:29 am


Terramycin ointment works good for eye infections, but I'm not a vet or expert so I can't really say much.
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby Homer » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:58 am


:yeahthat: Or I've used Triple Antibiotic Ointment both with good results. A little dab on your finger and dob it's eye with it.
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby macksmom98 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:21 am


Like neosporin? Ok, that's what I am going to do! I will probably order the Teramycin too. It has a lump about the size of a pea, or slightly smaller that is right next to the eye. I don't see anything running out of it today. I did try to push on it some but not much luck and he didn't like it. Anyway, it seems to be a little reduced from what I did last night with the chamomile wash and the pen g, but not as significant as I had first thought. It looked a lot worse tho last night, so I am also glad to see it looks a little better.....

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Post Number:#5  Unread postby Homer » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:22 pm


Sorry I missed this earlier, I don't get notifications of new post like I should.

Yes it's like neo. but works better IMHO.
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby macksmom98 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:38 am


Thanks! I got some today:). It will not hurt the eye if it gets in it? Of course I will put some on the lid. Poor thing scratched it pretty bad last night, but I caught him and put a compress of very warm water on it and did the tea flush and neo and it's not worse this morning.....hoping 2 weeks will be long enough for him to heal! He is for sure our best grow out!

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Post Number:#7  Unread postby Homer » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:37 pm


It won't hurt him if you put it right in his eye. I always use it if I'm out of Terramycin.

As for re-scratching the area you can really make him mad for a few days. Put baby socks on his feet and wrap them with tape so they stay on. :x It will only take a few days of that to get him by it. :twisted:
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Re: Infected eye-best course of action?

Post Number:#8  Unread postby macksmom98 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:26 pm


hmmm ok, that sounds like a good idea!

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