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Hi my goose has an infected eye. It looked as if something poked the corner of it sometime Friday morning. I put antibiotic ointment on it and we thought it was getting better. Now though it looks infected and he is keeping it shut mostly. I have LA200 and Biomyacin I can put on it. I am wondering if I take a syrenge and put some on it like a wash, will that be too strong? Also can you give a goose a shot? Lynn
-- Lynn (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 22, 2001
If you want to wash the eye out, I would use eye drops, to get the flow to rinse what ever it is out of the eye, or you could use Johnson'd Baby Shampoo. It is a wonderful eye cleanser, since it is so gentle. You may want to get an opthamolic antibiotic gel to put in it's ehe (don't know if that other stuff is, or not) Good luck.
-- Wendy Antes (email@example.com), October 22, 2001.
Did you use the vet antibiotic opthalmic ointment or something like the kind that you would use on your own cuts and scrapes? I had a goose that got attacked a while ago and I doctored his eye with the vet's opthalmic ointment and put blue lotion on his other cuts. He healed up well. He had purpleish blue feathers for a while though. heehee! You can get a tiny tube of it from your vet and it lasts forever since you don't use very much of it. We use straight pennicillin in our calves eyes for pinkeye, but don't know if you could do that to a goose or not. Never tried it. Some of those antibiotics that you inject are very acidic and might burn their eyes.
-- Nan (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 22, 2001.