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Sore Eyes In Pigs

Categories: Diseases of Animals

What is the matter with young pigs when their eyes swell shut? Before

they shut they look as if there was a white milky scum over them.

There is some infection present, and a good cleaning up in needed. The

sows and pigs should be dipped in a warm solution of some coal-tar

disinfectant, and the quarters thoroughly cleaned and disinfected or

changed to a dry warm place. The pigs' eyes should be washed with warm

water and a few drops of the following solution dropped into eyes once a

day for a few days: Have druggist prepare a 1 per cent solution of

silver nitrate. After applying this the eyes had better be washed a few

minutes later with water to which a little common salt has been added.