More Weekend Work

12 Nov

I spent a lot of time on our beautiful Saturday trying to get ready for the cold.  That means I got all the heated tubs of water going before we get down to 8°F (-13.33°C).  I put some of my old ladies up north for a little extra TLC.  Harley, Penny, and Bonnie are all up there now.

Penny

Bonnie is still just not seeming to do well with the copper she got.  I might have to give her another.  You can see the bright red on her face.  Her whole body should be that red.

Bonnie

I’ve also started trying to get everyone’s hooves trimmed.

Maisie

Some of them have suddenly gotten the white line disease.  I’m not happy with that.  Poor babies.

Moose

Moose might have been a big baby about getting his feet done.

4 Responses to “More Weekend Work”

  1. Jeanne November 13, 2019 at 12:34 am #

    What a lot of work! Farm work never ends, does it?!!
    I hope and pray that all of the sickly goats can improve!

    Could you please explain white line disease?

    • Teresa November 13, 2019 at 5:50 pm #

      It is a bacteria that you hear about more often in horses, but it will impact goats and other hooved animals. Nobody knows exactly how it gets into the body because it is found in wet area (like my pasture) as well as arid regions. It causes the hard outside to separate from the soft part of the hoof. It can be really painful.

  2. Edith November 13, 2019 at 9:52 am #

    How do you treat white lime disease? Your site is my favorite for goat/farm information. Thanks for sharing your life!

    • Teresa November 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm #

      There’s not a lot you can do to treat it. There is no cure, but the link HERE will show you how to try and help it. Keeping them trimmed and if they do get bruised, sore feet, you can give them an anti-inflammatory/pain reliever to make them more comfortable.

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