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Worms and fleasĀ 

Gotta love summer. All the bugs are having a great time.

I found our dog Miley to have fleas so I treated her for that. I also gave her worming tablets. She has been losing condition so I hope this will fix her. If not it’ll be vet next week.

We gave the goats a bunch of injections:

Tag got 4 ml Noromectin subq for pigs and cattle . Dose for 100kg. This has a 1 month milk withholding 

Monty got 4ml Nornerctin and what I had left of Cartropgen for his legs. It was only 1.5ml which is 1/2 dose

Pinky got 2.5 ml Noromectin and 1 ml glen act as a booster one month before she’s due to kid IF she is pregnant…

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Llama jabs

Connie is very low on her legs again and also crying when she walks. I gave her 10 ml ADE (500, 000 IU/ ml) hideject and 10 ml cophos. Carol got the same.

Rebates put herself in the crush so I gave her 5 of each, then ran out of cophos. 

Milton, Ariel and Ravel got 5 ml ADE

Winter veggies and ninja injections

We planted some seedlings today. In the little garden bed in the big pen we put:

  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Beetroot

We also put 2 males and 2 broccoli in the space between the straw bale garden.   

In the little garden bed in front of the lounge room window we planted all of the above plus a pansy. 

In other news, we gave more vitamin injections to the llamas with the gun … A very satisfying and slightly scary activity as you approach them slowly then shoot.  Reba and Renata got 3 ml each, Carol got 6 and Connue 9. This is the 50,000IU/ml product as the 500,000IU/ml has not arrived yet.

The good vitamin

A couple of days ago I noticed Connie walking really low on her front patterns. I posted some pictures on FB and the consensus seems to be that she is likely suffering from vitamin D deficiency. 

Connie’s walk

We give six monthly ADE injections to our llamas between the ages of 6 months and 2 years on vet advice but obviously we should be doing more. Also it turns out that some people give 3 ml of a product containing 500,000 IU per ml of D3 whereas we were giving 2 ml of something containing only 50,000 IU. So maybe our her just isn’t getting enough.

We were also feeding a fortified feed but again, maybe not enough.

So the plan is now as follows: 

1. Everyone will have Livamol (powdered vitamin supplement) as free choice in the paddock plus sprinkled on their chaff. 

2. I have injected everyone with 2 ml of the lower concentration stuff today as I wait for the other product (hideject) to come .

3. I have ordered another product (Cophos) for them to get. Each animal is meant to have 5 ml of this. 

4. Connie received the injection today and is due for weekly injections for 4 weeks though I may give her one every couple of days until the hideject comes then start on the 4 week treatment. 

5. I am thinking of doing the same with Carol (Connie’s daughter) as she has been walking funny since giving birth.

6. I will jab everyone again, including Milton with the hideject when it comes… NOT looking forward to it!

7. We will then start a six monthly regimen for the whole herd. 

As a note. Spot, Connie’s son was very keen on the Livamol.

I may also inject the goats with vitamins, will check with FB page.

I am waiting for the vet to call me back to run this plan past her.