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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2002, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question I need medicine info quick

Nicky's eye is still red and goobered up (lol, is there a better word than goober?), so he's going to the vet. The thing is, the chinchilla vet isn't there, so I'm wondering if anyone knows the names of meds I should ask for... the one for a regular infection that has a steroid in it, and the one without the steroid incase he has a scratch on his eye. If you know either or both, please let me know, I have to leave in about 45 minutes. Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2002, 12:22 PM
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All I was ever given when my guys had eye probs were the eyedrops.. OH! and Roll and Tuck were on Sulfatrim.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2002, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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We're back. I wound up with Tobramycin drops for Nicky, I haven't heard of it before, but all the other meds I found for eye infections were --mycin, so I think were good. I forget what the vet said the problem was, but it meant that his eyelids are irritated (ulcerated maybe?), so his little eye is ok!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-28-2002, 03:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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I just remembered, the word was conjunctivitis....that scared me, sounds pretty serious, but if the vet is to be believed, that just means and eyelid irritation that is infected.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-28-2002, 06:51 AM
 
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conjunctivitis is what causes "pink eye" in humans. I know it's highly contagious in humans, so I'd think the same would go for chinchillas(could be wrong tho!). So I'd be careful
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