Thursday, August 20, 2009

When Are Red Eyes Good?

I mentioned a while back that we were very worried our two female Boer goats were going to die, after the young male died of parasite infestation and we found out that the females had it too. We knew they were anemic because the 'whites' of their eyes were actually white, when they're supposed to be red, and then the vet confirmed the infestation with a stool sample.

We've been using a strict deworming regimen, giving them minerals and feeding them lots of mineral-rich weeds, but we've been very worried. It's hard not to get attached to them.

Last night, we checked their eyes -- and the membrane is pink! It's not red yet, but it's not stark white like it was before. We still need to get a stool sample checked, but based on the change from white to pink, and their increased energy levels, we think they have a chance.

A goofy face like this deserves a chance, doesn't it?

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1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear they are doing better, they are lovely looking goats!


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