Monday, January 24, 2011

Sad News. . . . :(

Well, yesterday night was a sad event. Little Hills Little Maria (Painted Desert ewe) had bottle jaw for a little bit and was loosing weight. So we wormed her. The bottle jaw went away for a little, but she was still loosing weight and not looking good. She then got the bottle jaw back, came down with scours and was getting pretty weak. We put her in a separate pen and gave her some scour halt. On Sunday night when we were feeding the animals we went to check her and she was laying flat on the ground. We attempted to sit  her up, but she just fell right back down (it was apparent she was going to die very soon). She was in with a HUGE Texas Dall ram for a while and another ewe (Emory) that (was in with the same ram) just lambed Saturday. Figuring that she was most likely bred and could lamb any day, we decided to put her down and do an emergency C-section on her to see if we could save any lambs. You only have 3 minutes to get the lamb out after the mother dies. We were able to get the lamb out in  just over a minute. But, sad to say the lamb was premature :( It was a double sad event :( :(

Here are a couple pictures of her - 

Have a good night!!

~ Haleluyah

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