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My sons back uo hog for fair has very red eyes almost

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My sons back uo hog for fair has very red eyes almost enflamed/swollen. We have done draxxin no help and la 200 no help
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the hog's name and age?
Customer: 3 months around 120 pounds York cross
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about York?
Customer: I have a picture not sure how to post here
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Fair hog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

How long has he had these signs?

Have you seen any discharge?

Any coughing or sneezing?

What type of bedding do you use?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No sneezing , we took shavings out to see if that's it nope, they have of ventilation, some discharge, they are on dirt and concrete
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

Hello again,

Now based on your photo, we have quite severe conjunctvial inflammation. Provided we have no other ongoing signs, our main concerns would be trauma to the eye, irritation from dust/flies, foreign bodies (ie dust, a bit of bedding, etc), possible fungal or bacterial conjunctivitis. As well, though less likely as there doesn't seem significant puffiness around the eye itself, we can sometimes see this type appearance from E.coli induced edema disease or abscess behind the eye.

In this case, you can continue the antibiotics but we'd be better using a topical treatment. To start, you can flush this with eye-safe sterile saline. This can be purchased over the counter as first aid eye wash or plain contact lens solution. We'd want to do this 2-3 times daily but may need to first give a good thorough flushing behind the third eyelid to remove anything caught. After, you can try Terramycin eye drops from the local farm supply +/- an anti-inflammatory (ie Aspirin 10 mg per kilogram of his body weight every 8-12 hours) to see if we can get this reduced. Of course, if it lingers, then we'd want his local vet to check behind that inflamed conjunctiva for anything damaging the eye +/- check for those other concerns.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. B.