Osmo and Boeris seem to be getting along quite well. I’ve only seen a very little minor head butting once. They seem to share the food well. I really wish I’d done this a month ago.
Of course, Osmo isn’t as happy with the arrangement as I am. He did try to jump the fence once today, and he’s really begging to be let back in with the girls.
You might remember a while ago I told you about Meg’s poor sore foot/hoof.
The infection was gone by the time the vet came, but I still had him look at it because her hoof was coming off. It was really gross.
Dr. Schmitz compared it to injuring a finger~the nail might come off. It will take it a long time to grow out and get back to normal. While it is open, it’s at risk for more infections. I keep it clean and use the garlic infusion on it, but it is really painful, especially now that the weather is getting cold. I ordered something for her.
I got it from Hoegger Goat Supply. Sometimes I think I should be getting paid for all the free publicity I give them, or at least a discount. Anyhow, I’m still undecided on how well the boot works. I cleaned her hoof, treated it with the garlic infusion, dried it off, and put the boot on.
It kind of stands out, doesn’t it? She wasn’t too sure about how to walk with that stuck to her foot at first.
It wasn’t long before she seemed quite comfortable in it.
Unfortunately, when she came on a quick hobble for her grain, she lost the boot. I put it back on, and she really seemed to appreciate it. Hopefully it will stay on.
Otherwise, I might have to try and find a better way to keep it on. With our wet weather the barnyard is kind of muddy, and she really needs to keep it clean and dry.
I hope she heals quickly. I hate when my goats are hurting.
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