Wednesday 12 October 2011

Poorly paca

Just a quick blog tonight as I have a poorly alpaca and am heading back out to check on her again.  It's poor Kate our grey girl who is usually pretty wild.

She was down this evening and very flat, shivering and had a crackle on her left side.  She was perfectly fine this morning and her usual self; Spit in one trough, move to the next eat that and then return to the original trough that no-one else would touch after she's spat it in.

The vet has been out and administered some drugs and she is now shut in with her daughter Emery on a nice deep bed of straw.  I have manged to get her to have a tiny bit of warm sugar beet but she is still sat down and her breathing isn't right.  So wish us luck.

On a much brighter note I have purchased some sheep.  More on that another night as I'm back off to the field.


Unknown said...

I Hope Kate is feeling a bit better this morning...not the weather to feel under it...good luck. And with the new sheep!

Rosemary said...

Best wishes for Kate - I really feel for you at the moment!
Take care!

Judi said...

We have everything crossed for Kate, lets hope it's just "one of those things" that just disappears as quickly as it arrived. It's horrible when they're poorly and you don't know what's wrong.

Karen Oglesby - Meon Valley Alpacas said...

Good luck with Kate ... just had a poorly paca myself, so know how you're feeling.

Andrew said...

Fingers crossed. Andy and Bev.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Oh...Ive just read the blog !...Im hoping Kate is much brighter today..for you..fingers crossed....she is much better soon....just wondering if she has caught cold...with all the rain.......Jayne