Monday, March 27, 2017

The Goat Doctor

I noticed Saturday night that Little Ivy had a badly swollen neck.  We had this same problem over a year ago.  It is a goiter cause by lack of iodine.  We have iodine blocks and iodine powder, but they don't eat it very well so it is hard to get enough into them.  I read on the net that you could paint iodine solution on the bare skin under their tail and they would absorb it much faster than from eating.  Sunday morning I went to the $ store and  got a bottle of iodine like we put on cuts for disinfection when we were kids.  We painted her at noon and again in the evening.  I don't know if George doctored her this morning or not, but just now I walked down to see about her and the swelling is almost gone.  She was walking around grazing with the herd.  Yesterday, she just stood around and would not eat at all.  I am pleased.  Once yesterday, I went to check on her and found her asleep.  I thought she was dead.

This is the herd today.  It rained all night and most of today.  The pasture is soggy.

These are the four little billies we sold Saturday.  We hauled then in our camper shell, so we did not sell the yearling nannie I wanted to sell.  She is too big for the camper.  We will not know how much they sold for until Thursday.  They were all good looking billies.

Thanks to Erin and Greg

The kids got a trampoline.

They really love it.  The played for hours on it Sunday afternoon.  And thinks to Brother Gilbert for putting it together.

1 comment:

Sister--Three said...

Tie the nanny behind the truck. Just dive slow!!