Upon closer inspection, Meredith had some how managed to get a piece of wire twisted around her ear ~ so tightly that it had cut off the circulation! I quickly grabbed a wire cutter, halter & sheep first aide kit... After cutting off the wire and spraying the ear with Fural anti-septic (a very YELLOW spray) and then treating it with Screw Worm Spray (bright blue!) to keep flies and maggots from bothering her , I decided that I may as well trim her feet while I had her on a halter. After a badly needed pedicure (Gee Whiz, goats hooves grow fast!) and an application of insecticide down her back and deworming (who ever invented plastic bolus guns was an IDIOT!), my poor, beautiful little Meredith was happy to return to the pasture with the ewes and lambs! I think I discovered the ear in time and doubt there will be any permanent damage.
So much for having time to post pictures today!
OK ~ A few quick shots of Alice's handsome twin ram lambs: Bluff Country Outlaw(left) and Bluff Country Renegade (right)...
Both of these boys are show quality and I hope to find them good homes where they will sire beautiful lambs for another lucky shepherd.
I love all the wool on their polls and cheeks. Their fleece is incredibly SOFT and luxurious and their conformation is superb.