I felt between her toes and found nothing but a little bit of stink. I cleaned the area and applied Dr. Naylor's Hoof 'n Heel liberally as instructed. Corina thought this was a hoot.
Then I let a baby aspirin, 81mg, dissolve in a small amount of water and drew it up into a syringe without the needle and gave it to her. She knew we were serious with this. She gaged, shook her head and gave an Oscar winning performance.
After her treatment she was given a bit of grain. After all, sweet feed makes the medicine go down, the medicine go down............
Happily, Corina is back to her pushy self. We treated her foot for a couple of days and all is well. She is keeping up with the other goats in the mad rush for hay. Don't you just love her beard and wattles?
Learning is an every day process here on the farm. We have gone back to square bales. There was just so much waste with the round bales. We will look into a better feeder system in the spring. The goats didn't like going out into the weather to eat and drink. Now we have the water in the barn along with the hay. Everyone seems happier. In their defence the snow is up to my hip and difficult to walk in. We have been having at least one snow storm every three to four days. It is really building up. Then again, we may have spoiled them a bit. Still working out the kinks.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.