This day has thrown a few zingers at me......first thing is a sick ewe, shivering in the sub zero cold. We got her in a thick coat, warmed a vitamin/energy supplement gave it to her, got some nice alfalfa hay for her and bedded her down in a warm hutch. All the while I've got an upset llama spitting at the back of my stocking cap. She's only doing her job, so it's tough to scold her, I only reassure her that we are truly helping one of her charges.
Then, I notice my mare that foundered earlier last year laying in the snow.........so now she's showing founder symptoms again. We feed her 100% grass hay, but in an attempt to stave off the cold we must have let her have more than her system will allow. She's up and moving about, so it's not severe, but now we will have to meter back her hay rations. When it gets this cold, I like to give as much hay as possible, but that's just not going to be something we can do with her. Another snaffoo.
And, lastly, I'm terribly disappointed in our sheep registry President........they just seem to be sending the message that they really don't have to tell us anything. I had high hopes that they would keep their word and give us answers to our numerous questions.
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Friday, January 21, 2011
Needing a bright spot........
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Here's an image that should make you smile Kelly:ReplyDelete
picture me, in my fuzzy red bathrobe and lumberjack hat, with a Kleanex hanging out of my right nostril...
It's the only way to deal with the constant dripping!
I hope you're mare and ewe recover quickly.
Is you ewe eating? Did you take her temperature? If she is off feed you could try giving her yogurt and mushed up alfalfa pellets or bunny food to get her going again. If she has a fever than you should probably give get antibiotics. Hope she pulls through for you!ReplyDelete
How is the ewe doing? And your mare? Best wishes to you, hope all is well.ReplyDelete
My ewe has shown slow improvement and my mare is getting a bit better each day. Thanks for checking on me. :DReplyDelete