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 Nest box eye
Tiffany
Posted: May 16 2006, 06:57 PM


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What do you guys use to treat nestbox eye ? I have only had to deal with it a few times and it was easily taken care of with some warm water and cleaning of the eye. I have a litter of kits that 3 of them have really bad eyes. One for sure is going to be blind.

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Hillside
Posted: May 16 2006, 07:22 PM


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Terramyacin ointment. Works wonders. But I rarely use it because I clean the nestboxes when the kits are 8 days old to prevent it so they don't get nestbox eye.


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JerseyWoolyFreak
Posted: May 16 2006, 07:26 PM


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Okay, I have a dumb question but what the heck is nestbox eye? huh.gif I'm assuming I've never had it if I have no clue what it is?


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Hillside
Posted: May 16 2006, 07:29 PM


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Ya know how some kits get red eyes that won't open for a while and the fur around the eye gets all matted from discharge? It's a bacterial infection in the eye. You need to keep the nestbox clean and if a kit does get nestbox eye, you need to flush it out fast so the rabbit doesn't go blind.

If you've never had to deal with it, you're doing a great job! biggrin.gif


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JerseyWoolyFreak
Posted: May 16 2006, 07:32 PM


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Ohh wow, I didn't know that! I've had ones that open their eyes later than 10 days, but never one that was red or had discharge. I LOVE Terramyacin, though! It's awesome stuff!


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Tiffany
Posted: May 16 2006, 07:39 PM


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Lisa, you would know it if you've seen it. They look like goldfish eyes...lol omg.gif

This is actually the first time its ever been this bad, not sure why because they werent even in the nest box all that long and I do sanitize the crap out of my nestboxes and replace everything in them around 7-9 days before they even open their eyes so not sure what happened with these little boogers.


I will have to look for some terramycin ointment then, I have never had to use it so not sure what to look for lol.gif


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  Posted: May 16 2006, 10:43 PM


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Tiffany,
Call your local TSC and see if it is in stock( they used to carry it, but it was an easily pocketed item so I'm not sure if it is still there) and then if it's there have them hold you a tube. Also you can check your feed mill's or anyplace else that deals with animla health.
It is a small tube, abouthe size of a lady's pinky finger, that should be in a box. Usually they are blue(here anyway).
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Posted: May 17 2006, 05:48 AM


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You can also use neomycin eye ointment, and Neosporin. Put it *in* the eye, not just on the lid. I'm currently treating a kit with an eye infection now. If you continue to treat, you can save the eye.


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Tiffany
Posted: May 17 2006, 07:24 AM


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Thanks guys. I do have some neosporin here, but will also look for the other stuff.

Thanks again smile.gif


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Posted: May 17 2006, 11:00 AM


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Little Gimp, bless her heart, used to get eye infections from having to lay oddly and having her siblings crawl on her. I'd just use the warm water to move the gunk out and pick out what I could, then like Billi said, the neosporin went on the eye (as best I could get it) and I'd put it all on the lids and in the corners too, just to kind of soothe the redness. Sure enough it would work like a charm! Hope your little ones are as easy to treat!


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Tiffany
Posted: May 17 2006, 12:22 PM


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Thanks smile.gif I hope so to. I drove all the way to the town that TSC is in and forgot to stop there...lol ( went to Walmart instead ) but will use the neosporin tonight and hopefully go back and get some other stuff later just to have on hand


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Posted: May 17 2006, 12:29 PM


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huh.gif I was wondering what she meant by nextbox eye too.


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Posted: May 17 2006, 03:02 PM


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I've only had it once and the terramycin ointment cleared it up. He had a small spot on his eye but it diminished as he grew up. I clean out boxes if they get at all wet but in this case the stupid doe dumped her whole water crock into the box!

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Tiffany
Posted: May 17 2006, 03:46 PM


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QUOTE (Starlight @ May 17 2006, 12:29 PM)
huh.gif I was wondering what she meant by nextbox eye too.

Sorry guess I should of been more specific, I wasnt sure what it was called, I always heard others just refer to it as nestbox eye so thats what I call it..lol


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Posted: May 17 2006, 05:25 PM


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Be careful when you go and get it. It comes in a yellow tube here.

Here is what it looks like

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I don't know anything about this web page, but so you know what you are looking for when you go there.

Great stuff, works wonders


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