Pinkeye and Eye Abscesses are a common issue most farmers of alpacas, cattle, goats, horses and sheep struggle with. Causes of pinkeye can be due to bacteria or foreign objects entering the eye such as grass seeds, dust, etc. Pinkeye in cattle is usually caused by Bacterium Moraxella Bovis and in sheep by Chlamydia or Mycoplasma bacterias. Both bacteria borne and foreign object causes have the same symptoms and are treated the same way.
Early symptoms of pinkeye are copious amounts of watery discharge from the eye, an aversion to sunlight, eye irritation, redness and swelling of the eyelids and nictitating membrane (a somewhat translucent membrane which can cover the eye to protect from dust and keep the moist, also known as the third eyelid). The cornea will then go cloudy with possibility of ulcerations. Ulcerations may become an abscess and cause permanent blindness in affected eyes.
Other affects from pinkeye and eye abscesses are:
- Inability to graze properly
- Weight loss
- Losing mob, causing stress
- Damage from missteps and collisions
- Sheep are at high risk of death from the side effects of pinkeye
Long term affects
- Permanent blindness
- Eye cancers
- And other serious health issues
Antibiotic creams and powders are currently used to treat pinkeye and eye abscesses. New legislation requires you get these from vets rather than the rural supply stores. These antibiotics do seem to have the best results, however, needs to be administering multiple times a day. This is a major inconvenience that causes a mess, is time-consuming and labour intensive. There’s a new preventative vaccine that must be administered to the entire mob 3-6 weeks before “pinkeye season” with a 60-70% success rate. This results in a costly and time-consuming expenditure when needing to treat the entire mob.
A Natural approach
Heal with Ease Pinkeye remedy consists of carefully chosen energy remedies which naturally solves pinkeye and eye abscesses. The remedy is administered by a spray on the nose, (much easier than wrestling creams and powders into the eye/s) and the whole mob/flock can be done quickly and simply up the race. Use at first signs and once more a week later to cleanse from the body completely. The Pinkeye remedy stimulates a natural cleanse of bacteria and foreign particles from the affected eye. The results are quick, cost-effective and more profound than conventional treatments.
There are no withholding issues with Heal with Ease remedies and are an allowable input in organic farming. Link to Heal with Ease Pink eye and Eye Abscess Assist remedy here.
We have a small organic dairy in Calhan, CO USA. I’ve used your pinkeye eye treatment several months ago when we had an outbreak in our dairy herd and was amazed at the outcome and how well it worked! I’ve ordered some more as we have a group of first-calf heifers starting to calve and it seems like they are catching the pinkeye too. The rest of the herd have all healed fully from the pinkeye.
Robin Mikita, Mikita Dairy
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