Goats...anyone know what this could be?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by OnceAroundTheBlock, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. OnceAroundTheBlock

    OnceAroundTheBlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter just texted me this picture of her pygmy goat's eye. They were out of town yesterday, and just discovered his eye was like this today. He lives out in a pasture, has a nice shelter, and the only other animals with him are his sister, mommy and aunt and several free range chickens and a turkey.

    She doesn't think he has poked his eye on something and blinded himself, she says it appears to be some kind of a "growth" on the outside of his eye.

    Any thoughts on what it could be?

    Thank you all in advance for any help.

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  2. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know if the goat can still see out of it?
     
  3. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I think only a vet can give you a definite answer.
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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  5. OnceAroundTheBlock

    OnceAroundTheBlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Matthew, I don't think he can see out of it at this time.

    Sunny, I didn't know there was another forum called that, thanks for the link. I just finished registering as a new user and because I'm new they are afraid of "spam" and they refused to post my pic. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    It looks like some kind of growth inside the upper eye lid tissue. I would get a vet to remove it etc.... As it moves over the eye it scratches the lens and can cause vision impairment , and of course it must be uncomfortable.
     
  7. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Yes, he should definitly be quarintined. Check and see if a vet can do anything.
    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  8. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I am no goat person but to me it looks like a Cherry Eye. I had a dog that i rescued with this problem and they had to put her under and remove the inflamed gland and she got eye medicine for a while after but it never reoccured.

    Cherry eye is inflamed tear ducts/glands so i am not sure if it can happen it other parts of the eye(it's usually in the front corner).
     
  9. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    Quote:X2 I was about to write that it looks like cherry eye
     
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