Milky Cloudy Cow Eyes

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Milky Cloudy Cow Eyes

Postby LizHartley1991 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:01 pm

On Tuesday (4bdays ago) I got a newborn calf. She wasn’t feeding right and was rejected by her mother after a traumatic birthing. We found her alone on her side in the grass.

I’m ashamed to say I was so focused on her feeding that I hadn’t had a chance to pay attention to her eyes until she started walking. She was stumbling and pumping into stuff. Her eyes were watery and a bit red but they didn’t seem cloudy.

Today - four days later - I was finally able to get a real good look at her eyes. One eye is cloudy and the other eye is milky cloudy with a white spot and hint of red around the whites.

I know that’s not a good sign for any animal to have eyes like that and I’m wondering... Does that mean she’s permanently blind now?
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Re: Milky Cloudy Cow Eyes

Postby ALACOWMAN » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:21 pm

Could be IBR..a herpesvirus in cattle..infectious bovine rhinotracheitis
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Re: Milky Cloudy Cow Eyes

Postby LizHartley1991 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:48 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:Could be IBR..a herpesvirus in cattle..infectious bovine rhinotracheitis

What exactly does that mean? Can it be treated?
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Re: Milky Cloudy Cow Eyes

Postby ALACOWMAN » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:14 pm

LizHartley1991 wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:Could be IBR..a herpesvirus in cattle..infectious bovine rhinotracheitis

What exactly does that mean? Can it be treated?

http://lrd.spc.int/ext/Disease_Manual_F ... eitis.html
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Re: Milky Cloudy Cow Eyes

Postby LizHartley1991 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:39 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
LizHartley1991 wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:Could be IBR..a herpesvirus in cattle..infectious bovine rhinotracheitis

What exactly does that mean? Can it be treated?

http://lrd.spc.int/ext/Disease_Manual_F ... eitis.html

After reading this over I do not believe this is what Mira has. But now I’m gonna be on the watch for this so thank you!
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Re: Milky Cloudy Cow Eyes

Postby LizHartley1991 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:01 pm

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I couldn’t get a clear picture of her eyes because she jerks her head at me too much, but this is similar to what one of Mira’s eyes (the left one) looks like minus all the red around the sclera (white part).

One eye looks like this while the other eye (the right) is similar but has a wide white spot near the caruncle and cornea. She has slightly reddish veins in both eyes around the cornea.

Her eyes were and do occasionally leak. That’s why I’m wondering if it’s pink eye?
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Re: Milky Cloudy Cow Eyes

Postby dun » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:03 pm

Looks like IBR. The vet can treat hat and clear it up in no time at all.
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Re: Milky Cloudy Cow Eyes

Postby LizHartley1991 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:05 pm

Update: We believe now that it’s extreme pink eye from the rough conditions of her birth. So we’re gonna try giving her medicine for the next week to see how she does.
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Re: Milky Cloudy Cow Eyes

Postby colbytm » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:51 pm

if she picks up nutrition and gets healthy, over the infection she had... my experience is they will most likely get a portion of their sight back. have a nurse calf at home now that went through this now. looked like the shao lin priest on kung fu when i brought her home... today no doubt she will function fine in a herd
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