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Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Very lame ewe. Due in 14 days.
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2015, 02:29:07 pm »
Or I might just sneak up behind her and rugby tackle her  :innocent:
Don’t Monkey With Another Monkey’s Monkey

Me

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Wild West
Re: Very lame ewe. Due in 14 days.
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2015, 02:30:00 pm »
Climb a tree and sprinkle ewe nuts on the floor underneath  :idea: :tree: :sheep:

Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Very lame ewe. Due in 14 days.
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2015, 02:44:16 pm »
Cunning plan indeed  ;D
My next post may be something along the lines of "I recently fell out of a tree and am currently in hospital having my legs and arms put in casts...can anyone look after my imminently lambing sheep please"  :roflanim:
Don’t Monkey With Another Monkey’s Monkey

Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Very lame ewe. Due in 14 days.
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2015, 07:32:16 pm »
OK, so Sally's theory worked. I went out at half 4 and she no longer wanted to get up. Popped a halter on her, injected her, sprayed her foot again. The small split that was there yesterday has completely gone but her foot is slightly warmer than the other one.
All good apart from the damn syringes. I have injected before and never had such bother. Both the needles came off the syringes and had to be removed from the (non-plussed) ewe. The painkiller one came off before the last bit of the medicine had gone in and it sprayed in my face (Loxicom does not taste nice!). I had checked, as I always do, that the needles were securely on the syringes before I used them  >:(
Hey ho. Job done and now just fingers crossed that she'll be on the mend.
Don’t Monkey With Another Monkey’s Monkey

Red

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Very lame ewe. Due in 14 days.
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2015, 07:58:16 pm »
Glad you finally got there ! Just an idea in case anyone has already tried this but about using husky boots??? My dog had to wear them in the winter as his paws plot with the ice ... Just wondered if anyone had ever used these on sheep?
Red

Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Very lame ewe. Due in 14 days.
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2015, 08:10:34 pm »
Funnily enough I did consider this!
Don’t Monkey With Another Monkey’s Monkey

Treud na Mara

  • Joined Mar 2014
  • East Clyh, Caithness
  • Living the dream in Caithness
Re: Very lame ewe. Due in 14 days.
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2015, 06:18:11 pm »
More moons ago than I can count.....I remember from a geography lesson that rubber boots were sometimes used to prevent foot rot in sheep....at least according to Miss Thompson.
With 1 Angora and now 6 pygmy goats, Jacob & Icelandic sheep, chooks, a cat and my very own Duracell bunny aka BH !

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Very lame ewe. Due in 14 days.
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2015, 06:51:54 pm »
Been to the vets and picked up antibiotics and painkiller. Now can't catch the damn thing! They are bucket trained and will usually follow a bucket to the end of the earth, but she won't come. If I go up to her she will hop just out of reach. I certainly don't want to be chasing her around the field  >:(
Will try again in an hour.

That's a lovely example of how intelligent sheep actually are.  She's reading tiny changes in your body language, maybe just a tensing of your muscles, or a different way you're walking, maybe even that you just keep looking at her - all predator actions  :hugsheep:  I have found sometimes that standing close to, but with my back to, the sheep I want to catch can help - wait til you've surrepticiously got right beside her then grab.  She won't fall for the same trick again for at least a month.........   ;D
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Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Very lame ewe. Due in 14 days.
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2015, 09:17:04 am »
There's no doubt about that at all Fleecewife.
If we want to get them into the pen, we have to do everything as normal.
If I carry anything other than their feed bucket, or my OH comes in to help, there is one which will not go in the pen.
So I have to go in the field, shout "Hey Sheep" in my usual sheep summoning tone (!) get them in the pen, then call OH to come out of his hiding place to bring in the kit  :innocent:
Don’t Monkey With Another Monkey’s Monkey

Beeducked

  • Joined Jan 2012
Re: Very lame ewe. Due in 14 days.
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2015, 08:34:19 pm »
There's no doubt about that at all Fleecewife.
If we want to get them into the pen, we have to do everything as normal.
If I carry anything other than their feed bucket, or my OH comes in to help, there is one which will not go in the pen.
So I have to go in the field, shout "Hey Sheep" in my usual sheep summoning tone (!) get them in the pen, then call OH to come out of his hiding place to bring in the kit  :innocent:


Absolutely! Mine will not come anywhere near me if the OH is out and about as I mean food. Me and anyone else means trouble! He has to hide round the corner until I have got everything sorted and got them where they need to be. I think he coaches them! ;)

 

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