Saturday, January 1, 2011
When I went out to feed the boys this afternoon Ironwood was acting "off", much like Katydid was before she passed away. I didn't want to take any chances so I broke out my Medicine Kit and gave him a battery of treatments. He got a penicillin shot, a vitamin B shot, pro-biotic, and baking soda for bloat. I took his temperature and it was normal but his eyelids looked a little white - anemic - so I gave him some wormer as well. Later on I gave him some Gatorade and some iron in case it was worms.
Ironwood was looking better this afternoon but tomorrow morning should tell, I sure hope he gets better.
For whatever reason I was under the impression that pregnant ewes should not be wormed, but I contacted another blogger and she gave me some ideas about what medications I could use. I checked the ewes eyelids and they looked good, but they still got a wormer treatment and some pro-biotic. Kia (pictured on the far left) is really smart, and she tried to trick me by not swallowing her medicine, so I had to treat her like a dog and rub her throat and hold her nose.
I checked the goats and their eyes looked good, but I'm going to weigh them tomorrow and give them all a dose of wormer as well.
On the good news front the chickens gave me 8 eggs for 8 laying hens, a 100% performance for the girls.