Well, we got through the galloping trots and Montezuma’s revenge with both the rescue calves and our little kids now it would appear little Cody is constipated. How do we know ? Clearly, the earlier malady was obvious and messy, treatment was easy and two healthy happy kids have been guzzling their bottles and growing at an alarming rate until last evening. Song latched on to her bottle and inhaled, little Cody was uncomfortable. His little back arched and if a goat can look miserable, Cody turned it into an art ! The kid ignored his evening feed and from the warmth of the heat lamp let us know that all was not well. Cody is constipated, he has a tummy ache and today we have to make that right. There are several options available, the internet is very informative… most of the options are really not pretty and things are undoubtedly going to be messy whichever option is selected. Our little brown buckling is going to have a warm soapy water enema, I’m pretty sure that it’s not going to be fun for us and even more sure that it’s not much fun for Cody. Updates on his condition ( without nasty pictures) tomorrow.
Greg and Quatre took “care” of the little ram lambs yesterday before releasing them out into the big wide world. Tails and “extra bits” were securely banded, tails to prevent them getting infections later in life that could cause them problems and their “ bits” to prevent US having problems with them later in life! Unfixed ram lambs are not discriminative with their lusting when testosterone kicks in and usually docile Rodney the ram is less than tolerant with would be challengers.
Time to go, the cuckoo clock has just cuckood and dawn has broken over the barns. Bran the Border Collie is anxious to get to work and there are hungry animals waiting for breakfast.
Take care, keep safe, M