Goats with Pinkeye???

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by bishopschickens, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Cumberland, VA
    I have two goats that seem to have pickeye but I cant get it to go away. I have been giving them aeromyacin in a crumble for a week and nothing. so i went to the feed store and got the puffer for the eye. Its two days latter and no change. Does anybody know what it might be if not pinkeye. The eyes are cloudy and weepy.

    Secondly, I am wondering about bloat, Is sweet feed okay to feed the goats or should I just do hay and pasture. I only have about half and acre of pasture and 8 goats. So I have been supplementing for the winter.

    Any comments is greatly appreciated.


  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Crowing

    Oct 16, 2008
    I had cows with pinkeye a long time ago.. at that time I bought an aeosol can with some purple medication in it.. the cows hated it, but their eyes cleared up after two doses.. I think I bought the stuff at Fleet and Farm..

    that is not enough acreage .. you will have to suppliment feed..
  3. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Oooh, stop using the puffer! It will irritate the eyes and make it worse.

    Pink eye is caused by chlamydia - you need to use LA200 (both injected and a couple drops in each eye a couple times a day) in strong dosages to get rid of it. If your goats are bred...get on this QUICKLY as chlamydia causes abortions! You will have to treat your WHOLE HERD. The crumbles are simply not strong enough to eliminate chlamydia.

    Sweet feed is 'okay' for does, but not wethers or bucks. I prefer pelleted feeds.
  4. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Cumberland, VA
    Thank you very much. Do you know the dossage, I have pigmys. I am new to goats, but they seem to need different dosages than other animals. I know that goat pink eye is not the same as in cows. But finding the right information is difficult. I have vet books and everything but goats seem to have their own problems and different cures.
  5. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    3ml per 100 lbs. once daily...plus a couple drops in each affected eye.
  6. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Cumberland, VA
    Thank you. You have been so much help.
  7. cutiepieacres

    cutiepieacres Songster

    Jan 20, 2009
    S. CA
    I have had it a couple of times with the pygmy goats. I do PenG straight into the eye(needless syringe) once and and an injection of the PenG it clears up in a matter of days.

    Grain is fine for the bucks and does, if they are vaccinated I wouldnt worry about bloat. Wethers dont really need too much extra if they are in good condition, but if you have a good quality grain that is ca:phos balanced a little should be ok.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  8. Chatychick

    Chatychick Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    I treat with BioMycin shots and a few drops in the eye also and have dont this for years if it shows up here...

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