Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Snake Bit Sheep

A couple of days ago I noticed a sheep with a very swollen face. My first thought was NO! not bottle jaw. I checked her eyes and the membranes were nice and pink so I moved her to a place where she wouldn't have to fight for food and started her on some vitamins. I wondered if she has gotten in a nest of bees. Today when I checked her the wound had opened up and it was nasty. A snake bite looked to be the culprit, most likely a copperhead, though I still couldn't really see much because she is black. A long conversation with the vet was had and I am starting her in antibiotics and thoroughly scrubbing the wound twice daily with betadine. How long? I asked. Until she is better, at least 10 days. Oh, yea.  

No comments:

Post a Comment