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Eye Health For Goats
A successful outcome with an eye problem in your goats, depends upon early detection and treatment. 


The first signs of entropion include watery eye(s), cloudiness of the eye(s) and, in some cases, it may even lead to blindness. Closely examining the eyes of young kids—particularly if they show signs of excessive tears—will help with getting early intervention and avoiding blindness or other eye damage.

A veterinarian can often treat entropion by injecting 1 cc to 2 ccs of procaine penicillin under the skin of the eyelid. This is slowly absorbed, causing the eyelid to swell and pull the eyelid out so the lashes no longer irritate the eye. This procedure is not recommended for the goat owner with no veterinary training.

In more difficult cases of entropion, the veterinarian will need to suture or staple the eyelid into proper position. Finally, in the most severe cases, surgery is needed.


Ectropion is not as common an eye problem in goats. In this condition, the eyelid (most often lower) turns outward, rather than inward. The pocket causes by ectropion can collect bacteria and other debris, which can lead to eye damage. In more severe cases, surgery may be required to remove some of the skin around the eyelid, along with antibiotic treatment. 

Pinkeye (also called infectious keratoconjunctivitis) is a common problem in goats. It is an inflammation of the eye that may have a variety of causes, including irritation, which can lead to eye infection in goats. Irritants can include entropion, hay dust, bright light, or wind (often occurring during transport), among others. Once the eye is infected, flies or secretions from the eye can contaminate hay and bedding, leading to an outbreak of pinkeye among the herd. This is why it is more common after goat shows, when the animals are exposed to other unrelated goats and come into contact with common irritants.

Have you ever wondered if there's a more natural approach to treating some of your goat's ailments? If so, you might want to consider colloidal silver- read on to find out just what it's all about.
I'm busy compiling information on some important Goat Health Topics to make available by Digital Download on my website to Goat owners.
For example:
Colloidal silver can be used to treat eye problems, such as inflammation, infection, and conjunctivitis. It is painless, so colloidal silver drops can be applied directly to your goat's eyes. I have used this natural product successfully to heal pink eye in cows and goats.
Colloidal silver is a natural health product composed of tiny silver particles mixed in a liquid base. These particles are thought to be able to penetrate the body's cells and kill pathogens (viruses or bacteria that cause disease). The product can be used to treat a variety of conditions in both animals and humans due to its natural antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
Since colloidal silver is an all-around pathogen fighter, it can be used to treat all kinds of common conditions and infections in your pet including: ear infections, cuts and scrapes, rashes, yeast infections, and eye conditions.
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