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Fatty Eye (Pea Eye)

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  1. MemberX

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    Hi All,

    Just checked all pigs and weighed them for the week and noticed Jasper has something on his left eye.

    It is pink in colour, it is just inside the lower eyelid and doesn't seem to be causing him distress or pain. He has gained in weight this week and seems his usual self.

    So I was wondering could this be the start of Fatty eye? Don't think he has been poked in the eye with hay or anything like that.

    Will try and get snaps at the weekend if I can.

    Thanks!

    Louise
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    Poor Jasper sending him healing weeeeks
     
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    I would be interested in seeing the pic Lou. Sunny has very noticable fatty eye which developed after his illness last year:

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    One of mine had something that sounds similar - almost like an ulcer inside the eyelid that poked out a bit? Didn't seem to cause him any bother though.

    One of my babies has something like that too, except it has HAIR growing out of it! Really bizarre. Off to vets later today so we'll see what they say!

    Hope he's ok

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    sounds like it is fatty eye, one of my boys has this and it doesn't bother him at all.
     
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  6. yep looks like fatty eye to me my boy scruffy has this
     
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    Ahh my Ani has something like that on one eye...is it serious? just never thought much about it as never bothers her x
     
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    Thanks guys. Will get a snap tomorrow as Peter is off then. Didn't notice it yesterday I check them all daily.

    It's not bloodshot in anyway so looks like the starting of fatty eye. I've just read that fatty eye can be related to heart problems but I'm just getting that off line and you know everyone is a vet on websites. So not sure if that is true or not. :)

    Jasper is probably a little older than I first thought I have him at just below 2 years. He is a massive pig and I also read that fatty eye is connected to the heftier pigs! He is 2lb 7oz! Nowt down for Sunshine though he is my bigger pig at 2lb 11oz! :(|)
     
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    Sunny is a lightweight at just over 1kg! I wondered if it was a hereditary thing or a breeding issue or thought perhaps it was because he was very poorly for a long while! I don't think the cause is known. It doesn't bother him at all though :)
     
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    Fatty eye is a fairly common condtion, best left alone, unless you want to remove the fat globules, which a straightforward procedure, but pointless!
     
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    On the lower lid, fatty eye is probable. I did have a pig - Charlie - who supposedly had "cherry eye", which is a prolapsed nictital gland; this was on the upper eyelid.
     
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    is this it too?
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    I had read somewhere that 'fatty eye' was linked to heart disease?
     
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    8... i hope not!
     
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    I have one sow with fatty eye. Cant remember where i read it.
     
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    I've read that too. Perhaps because it effects larger pigs or so websites suggest. Jasper is a big pig. Smaller than Sunshine though! Jasper weighed in on Friday at 2lb 7oz.

    In all honesty Jasper's doesn't look like fatty eye it looks like a small wart I will take pics tomorrow. :)
     
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    oh well after reading that website am a bit more at ease, anyway Ani's bk at the vets for another check up Friday so will ask about it then :)
     
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    Best thing to do Becky! I will whizz Jasper up for a check up! He hasn't has one since he has been here so it won't hurt.

    Off topic but when I was having Emily I had a low lying placenta and the doctor said don't look it up online as there is a lot of scaremongering nonsense there! Well I did and he was right! Thankfully it moved up in the end so I could have a natural birth.

    But my point is, it is the same for animals! People put stuff online and its not always 100% if in doubt see a knowledgable vet. Of course take advice but not everything on here is 100% correct. :) I don't know how many websites I've come across that say a baby boar can live with mum until he is 6/8 weeks! :x
     
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