Saturday, May 30, 2015

Udder Sore

Annie has a sore on her udder. She's had it for a while.

The vet couldn't figure out what it was. She was given a course of antibiotics that didn't do anything.

Topical creams haven't done anything, either. Neither has dosing her with zinc.

I'm hoping that one of the problems may be her copper deficiency.

The sore is about the size of a nickel. It's in a bad spot because it is constantly rubbing against the inside of her leg.

I'm trying some Corona ointment to see if that gives it a little bit of protection from the rubbing. I'm hoping that it will keep it moist as well as kill some of the bacteria and help her heal.
Nothing is wrong with the milk, we checked.

If the copper, worming, and Corona don't do anything over the next 2-3 weeks I'll call the vet again and have her take some skin and test it to see if they can find out what the exact infection is.

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One of our hens has decided that she likes to lay her eggs in the stall next to the hay feeder instead of in the nice nesting boxes that Myles built. I don't know why, but the goats are very careful around her and never seem to break her eggs.

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