Our wether, Pizza broke his leg last night.
Today was also the 2nd worming for half the herd.
He was part of it.. Poor Thing..
These are the splints,tape and ace bandage.
Plus Comfrey tea for him.
I wrapped the ace bandage loosely around his leg and hoof
Covering were the splints will go..
You can see the bend in his pastern at right above the hoof.
It took 2 girls to hold him when he decided he didn't like what we were doing.
I could feel it move back and forth so its a pretty bad break.
This is right before I straightened it.
I had most of the splint taped in place before I straightened.
He seemed to be relieved after we got it in place
and there was no more pressure when he set his foot down.
I also gave him Bach Rescue Remedy
He also had to be wormed to follow up with a dose 14 days ago. But he has been up and down and moving. I have seen him eating hay and drinking. He also ate his night time grain. If we can avoid infection or any other mishaps I think he will be okay. He is destined for the freezer but I want him going there healthy!
I will also be giving him regular doses of Vit C to help with swelling and healing. I usually do a Comfrey Poultice but with it being so cold at night I didn't want it to freeze to his leg...
Then we dug the kittens out of the attic last Wednesday.
They had serious eye infections and I used Penicillin on their eyes..
A drop in each and it cleared up almost completely by the next day.
I continued with Neosporin for a few days. The Orange kitten is a boy and named Pineapple.
The white and gray climbing the side is a girl and has no name yet...
The little black and white one is a boy and we named him Bartimaeus!
They are a little over 3 weeks old and momma adapted to the new place and didn't try to move them..
Life is NEVER Boring on a farm no matter how big or small!