Monday, April 5, 2010

The ER!

little crossbred meat doe,

I think we are a official ranch Emergency Room. . . or "Emergency Barn". With the last goat with the kidding problem, and then last night a gal called us and needed help splinting a kid's broken leg. Just more experience for us, I guess!

We got pictures of us splinting the kid's leg. The kid was about 1 1/2 months old and broke her leg below the knee.

First, we put a bunch of cotton (not cotton balls) all around the leg so it was really padded, and then we taped the cotton on. We then had a PVC pipe that was cut in half lengthwise and cut to fit her leg so it went past her hoof a bit, so the pressure would be put above the break.

We filled any gaps in the PVC with more cotton, taped it on, and then wrapped the whole thing in vet wrap.

All done and ready to test,

Sporting her new cast! She seemed to get around with it very well, and even jumped up on a chair right afterward! Hoping it heals well and all!

Well, not much else to update on. . . I guess I've been in "photo-blogging" mood lately.

This photo is from this morning and it's one of the training horses with a saddle on for the first time. . . there's a bit of bucking that goes on usually!

Have a good night!



Linda said...

That is interesting about splinting the leg... very good to know! Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Have you considered going to school to be a Vet someday? I think you would be really good at it. You did a great job with splinting the little doe's leg.

Good Goats said...

Well yeah, it's been suggested to me before. . . maybe I can find a vet school online as I'd like to stay home :)!