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I need some sheep help/advice
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Canadian Cowboy    Posted 03-17-2001 at 08:25:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ive got a lamb who wa born a week ago and there's something wrong with her eye. I can't find any thing in the books i got and have never seen it before,

The eye is constantly weeping, I seperate the eye lids and in the very bottom of the eye it looks like a chunk of rice growing on the surface of the eye. I don't think that it is pinkeye, what could it be and what do I do to treat it.

Id call the vet but she's 3 hrs drive away, might be some thing i can fix on my own.

Any idea's.

Whitepark    Posted 03-17-2001 at 12:46:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Is one of the eyelids rubbing the eyeball? entropion or inverted eyelid is a very common problem, we deal with it all the time. I have not had any that had a "chunk of rice" that I know of so maby it is something else, but I would bet it is inverted eyelid. If you went to a vet he would inject somthing like mineral oil along the edge of the eyelid to make it swell and "unfold" I just keep pulling it around to the position it is supposed to be and bathe the eye in carrot juice or something soothing, it usually takes doing this several times a day for a day or so. Keep us updated, Whitepark

Canadian Cowboy    Posted 03-17-2001 at 18:25:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Its inverted eye lid, Its the first time im ever seen any thing like it before, I leared all my sheep skills down under, they didn'y teach me any thing about it there, saw milion other eye aliments.

Oh well still learning, and staying awake all night, 5 lambed 5 to go, So far 10 lambs.

"maybe I will sel them all in the summer and get a horse" lol.

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