[Jacob-list] Worst Lambing Event
newjerseyjacobs at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 18 14:06:07 EST 2005
HELLO JOY, ET ALS...
GOOD POINT...SHEEP SEEM TO BE AT THE LOWER END OF THE
TOTEM POLE WHEN IT COMES TO VETS. WHEN WE FIRST GOT
INVOLVED WITH SHEEP AND SOLICITED SOME ASSISTANCE FROM
VETS, I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW LITTLE THEY REALLY KNEW
(OR WANTED TO KNOW).
BOB IN HOPE
--- "Joy Thomas, SonRise Farm"
<shepherdofspots at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Another point - DON'T assume that the local large
> animal vet will be able to help you in a crisis
> My large animal vet has two vets. They are both
> wonderful vets -- one grew up in the Midwest, is
> familiar and comfortable with sheep issues. The
> laughs and says, "If it has wool I'll come, but
> out your books and be ready to tell me what YOU
> is wrong!"
> One thing I'm certain of - in a crisis situation,
> shepherds will just shift into "autopilot", do what
> must be done, and stress when it's over!
> Joyce M. Thomas
> Son Rise Farm & Rabbitry, Creedmoor NC
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