Well, what a day. I had loads planned. Was going to drench the sheep that have lambed, while catching up on castrating & docking lambs, and also clean out the hen house. What did I manage? None of that. First thing was go to the barn to let out the twins that had been in since Friday night. There was some difficulty lambing them, but they came out ok in the end.
One of them was a little funny, so I was holding the sheep every so often, to make sure it got a feed.
So off I went to let them out today, as they seemed fine last night. The lamb I’ve been helping was slow to it’s feet and I noticed fresh blood down it’s leg. Uh-oh. Looked like a cut around it’s knee.
Off to the vet we went, for a look.
Turns out it wasn’t a cut, but some kind of blunt force trauma, with lots of bruising under the skin, about an inch either side of the knee. Who knows what caused it. No infection, as temperature was normal.
The lamb was given an anti-inflammatory jag and is now back with mum. I’ll keep them in for a few more days.