A Horrible Season

13 Sep

I keep telling you that I hate “the end of summer.” It’s the worst season because of the goats’ health. I swear it’s the time that everyone gets sick.  You might remember that it was a year ago tomorrow that Pluto had to go to ISU for a blood transfusion because of the anemia caused by worms and copper deficiency and stomach issues from the coccidia.  I can’t believe he actually came through it and is my sweet little wether now.  I am glad.

Pluto

This year, Penny’s knees are bothering.

Penny

Gidget, Bonnie and her girl, Socks, all had bottle jaw.  They were treated for worms, and Socks also got copper.

Bonnie

Now I can’t sell Socks, so I was waiting to take the rest of the March kids together, but then Tink had diarrhea.  I treated her for worms and gave her some copper.

Tink

Clover didn’t get bottle jaw or diarrhea, but she is completely anemic and tired, so I moved her up north.

Clover and Moira

I’m debating on whether or not it’s time for more copper for everyone with all these problems.  I need to give copper to any of the kids who haven’t had it yet because I don’t know when I’ll get around to selling them now.

Vinnie and Venus

Cupid has gotten a tiny bit of color back in her spots, but she’s not anywhere near as orange as she was.

I might be ready for winter.

4 Responses to “A Horrible Season”

  1. Jeanne September 13, 2019 at 5:18 pm #

    I can hardly believe all these problems! I pray that every last one of your goats will be better soon!

  2. anotherday2paradise September 13, 2019 at 9:16 pm #

    I wish good health for all of your sweet friends. 🤗

  3. janicead September 14, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

    That copper issue is a big challenge for you and of course the goats. They certainly keep you busy.

    • Teresa September 14, 2019 at 8:40 pm #

      If it hadn’t taken 8 years for a diagnosis, it would have helped. But we’re still trying.

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