Thanks, I'll look into Vetericyn . Will try and get a picture up tomorrow . Yes, I was a bit worried it might be a cancerous growth of sorts. Doesn't seem to be descriptive of 'pink eye' as there is no cloudiness of the cornea.
Post by Hubert Karreman on Nov 3, 2013 21:48:31 GMT -5
if its a growth based on the third eyelid (nictitans) its an eye cancer. if still small, it can be snipped off by a vet with cow under sedation. If it is cancer and not snipped it will progress and become horrible. Pinkeye will clear up 95% of time in 3-4 weeks if left on its own, though it is intensely painful in the first 1-2 weeks. Please do post a photo. HJK
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Sorry folks , I've never done a forum before and can't quite work my way around it ... noyt sure if you can all see my post or not, but the link above should get you to a photo. Someone left the gate open after I got the cows in the yard for the vet to come today and now they have escaped down into the forest. It might be a day or 2 now before I can get them back as we're in the middle of doing silage ... hopfully the vet will be here friday but I do think it looks like cancer ?
Looks like cancer of the third eyelid, based off the pictures. It appears reasonably well encapsulated, and the vet should be able to snip it out without a problem. White faced cows are more prone to this problem because they lack pigment in their eyes to protect them from the sun's UV rays. Hopefully, by removing the cancer now, you will prevent it from spreading to the rest of the body.
Thankyou so much for your help. Yes, it looks encapsulated all round and so hopefully can be removed before it spreads. We have nasty U.V here in New Zealand so yes, whitefaced cows not the best. I'll let you know the result after the vet comes, probably next week now.
Hari had her eye op today thankfully and luckily, yes, it was encapsulated. As suspected it was a squamous cell carcinoma of the third eyelid. All a bit messy and she's now pretty spooked after the trauma of the whole experience. I'm kicking myself because I didn't think to give her hypericum before the op or arnica and hypericum while she was still sedated, and now she won't have a bean of it. Poor thing looks in pain and shock.
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