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Eye problem help?

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Was just looking at one of my boars today and I noticed one of his eyes are completely clouded over. The other eye is bright and looks normal. The affected eye doesn't have any discharge, it's just basically white and I don't think he can see out of it?
He is in a c&c with another boar but they don't tend to fight so I don't think it could be an injury and he's a year and a half old, I don't know if age affects cavies sight.
Can anyone help with this? :(
 

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Could be cataracts, course I'm just guessing as I can't see the pig and I'm not a Vet. My point isa it could be numerous things, you really do have to take him to the vet and get it checked.
 

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I would take him to the vet asap - it sounds like a hay poke injury and will likely need treatment, leaving it can result in a lot of pain and further infection. Clouding over is a sign that there is an ulcer on the eye already.

Pigs can develop cataracts but these take quite sometime and are inside the lens so do not make the eye go cloudy all over.

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I brought him to the vet yesterday evening, he has a small ulcer probably from a hay poke injury as suggested. I got some ointment for him to prevent infection but the ulcer should clear up by itself so long as its kept clean. Thanks for the help everyone :)
 
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