Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Kelly Died 6-26-13

Another one bites the dirt. I'm really getting frustrated. I have lost 4 in the same family. Only Jolene left of that family.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Polio is what the lambs are dying from

Polio, polioencephalomalacia, is a disease caused by a deficiency of thiamine and is seen most commonly in lambs on high grain diets. The first sign of the disease is blindness. If your lamb bumps into things that it ordinarily would see and avoid, he may be showing signs of blindness. An injection of 3 cc of thiamine in the muscle will correct the condition.

If the first symptom of blindness is missed, the lamb will begin to appear wobbly in the rear end. This may be misdiagnosed as lameness. A day later, the lamb may be unable to get up but can still sit up and will be found on his side and unable to hold his head up. Finally, the lamb will die in convulsions. The course of the disease from the first sign of blindness to death will take approximately 5 days if not treated. The further in the disease course the treatment occurs, the longer it will take the lamb to recover. Generally, it will take 10 days before the lamb will begin to eat again.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kayleigh died 6-19-13

Well Kayleigh died in the wee hours in the morning. Now down too 12 sheep. I didn't know why they are dying.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Nancy died 6-8-13

Well i'm down too 13 sheep. Nancy died this morning. it's ok that Nancy died because beforeshe died I told her (on Friday night)that if she had to die she could. It's a lot easer if I tell them they can die, than them just dying without me saying goodbye. Now it's: Megan, Jolene, Jackie, Maggie Jr, Emily, Elaine, Kayleigh, Kaitlyn, Kevin, Karen, Kristen, Katherine, and Kelly. 
                           Rest in Pace Nancy! I love you.                             .

Monday, June 3, 2013

Kathy DIED 6-2-13

Nancy's lamb Kathy died. You always lose at last one Lamb or sheep a year. Rest in Pace Kathy.