Joanna in the northwest NC Appalachian Mtns - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, September 21, 2009
DVM Update on TootleLu
We went to the Vet in Jefferson (NC), 2 hrs roundtrip, not counting office-visit time. Mike drove and TootleLu rode in my lap going over. We also took Sundance, and she rode in the back with him on the return. Dr. Beckworth thinks Toot has trauma to her ankle/leg, maybe fell off something onto her back and has a bad sprain. We do have a lot of things to jump on sitting around, and like I said previously, we call her our acrobat. Doc said to keep her confined for 6-8 weeks. The other girls are just gonna have to take turns babysitting her in the small stall. Dr. Beckworth didn't put anything on her ankle but I'm thinking I wish I had a customized boot for her - as in, if she stood up to walk, she'd have to stand on the hoof rather than the ankle folded over. He gave her a shot in the hip, and we'll see if that helps.
When we arrived back home, boy was she hollering for her buddies.
I have taken Sundance to the Vet twice now to have him checked out. The Doc examined his poop, blood, took his temp, listened to his lungs, and says everything is fine. But, Sundance is a puny squirt and always has that disheveled look about him. I made an appt to get him castrated, Dr. Beckworth doesn't believe in banding. Poor Sundance. Then we'll have two wethers and I'm only willing to sell in pairs anyway.
In the NC Appalachian Mtns, NW NC. A full-blown nester. We live on 30 mountain acres. I like to hang out with my critters - a few chickens Pearl & Pied Guineas, Muscovy ducks, 20+ ADGA-registered and appraised Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats, two miniature Schnauzers - Bitzi and Buzzard. two livestock-guardian dogs - JackBadger and BarbaraJean, and a Irish Terrier - Brawn. . Mike and I are Life Masters at Bridge.
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