[Jacob-list] some ideas?
fourhornfarm at verizon.net
Tue Apr 14 10:55:09 EDT 2009
I would check her teeth to see what condition they are in. She may not
be able to bite off grass or chew hay well. If it is her teeth you could
give her a little extra grain or a finer grass hay or chopped hay to eat. Of
course all of this requires extra time so you would have to decide if you
have the time or what her quality of life is.
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From: "Lasell J. Bartlett" <lasell at lasell.org>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:32 AM
Subject: [Jacob-list] some ideas?
> I'd like to hear what folks do with an elderly, well-loved ewe -- what
> measures (and specifics would be helpful) you go through to keep her
> alive and comfortable, what ways you would 'help her along' and how you
> personally judge 'when' to do it if she's not doing so well... She is
> alert and mobile and eating, and stays with the flock unless we have some
> pellets for her, just spending more time resting, and under her fleece,
> she's not holding her weight like before.
> Not the most cheerful of topics but I'd like some ideas and some support
> as we are starting to think seriously about intervening with our dear and
> oldest ewe.
> Lasell J Bartlett
> Fine Fettle Farm
> Newbury VT
> Jacob lambs for sale. (All of our ewes are decendents from our original
> Lasseau Jacob ewes and ram.)
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