Wednesday, May 21, 2008

You HAVE to be kidding me

Out of the 30 odd goats I've disbudded just THIS year, the one that gets sick doesn't belong to me. CRAP! Ass's show doe has in infected horn bud. G noticed last night and they (meaning G and Ass)treated with some LA after cleaning it out good. This AM G tells me she's not eating. BAD sign in goats. Especially baby goats.

Off to Ferndale for Pen G and some new wound spray. I have G drag the doe in the house for me to look at. Wound looks good but smells AWFUL. I mean worse than bad. Worse than infection bad. So I treated it, boiled with peroxide, dosed with Blue Kote, gave a shot of Pen, and a bottle... which she drank (thank you god). Then she started to shake. Shock maybe, but it made me think of tetanus which made me give her a whopping shot of antitoxin to be sure. Oh and an asprin for the head ache I'm sure she has. I also clipped all the hair off which made a huge scab/crust fall off.... all the way to her eye brow. She smells better now. She has a gapping hole in her skull from her horn bud to her eye brow. It looks nasty, but I think she'll be alright. I mean, I'm sure she'll be dead when I get home from the CT scan. (The minute you say OK they die...just covering my bases)

And all.. NOT my goat. A goat for someone who worked their ass off to save to buy a goat from a top breeder. Gah. This is my luck.. you all know that right?


sarah said...

I was talking to one of the kids at the show about the flies around her horn buds..

Amy said...

Poor baby!!!!