I brought a new goat in and was unable to quarantine her, because the goat barn was so freaking hot inside. The electricity in it isn’t working right now, so I couldn’t run a fan. I had to let her in with the herd or let her die of heat stroke. The next day I noticed her eyes were “gloopy”. I didn’t pay much attention to it. Two days later, they were cloudy. Well, crud. Pink-eye.
My entire herd caught it. Since flies can carry it from goat to goat, it may not have mattered about her being quarantined. It’s our first time having it. I began herbal treatment. All but two have cleared up, and those two are having trouble shaking it. One is the “sickly” one of the group, and the other is just stubborn when being treated. It takes 2-3 people to hold her. We’re tripling our efforts on them, so my bruise collection will be glorious.
All goat sales are suspended until the herd is cleared of it and healthy again.
And — two goats came into heat early.