Sorry for not posting sooner... the past week was nuts. Speaking of nuts...
Poor Kevin and Geoff were finally neutered today. In the above pic, the vet was giving Kevin his anaesthesia, and my friend Luc was helping hold Kevin still while the co-op student watched the back end.
It didn't take long for the drugs to take effect. I learned today that goats are very sensitive to these drugs and can even have a bad reaction and die. Fortunately Kevin and Geoff came through with flying colours.
I will spare you the gory pictures I took!
Geoff was propped up against a bale of hay while he comes out of it, so that he stayed upright. He would have been prone to bloat if he'd been laying on his side.
Bambi also got knocked out and had her horns trimmed. (Sorry for the blood in the photo on the boys' "operating table"!)
Her last owner debudded her improperly, so her horns continued to grow, curling around into her head. She will have to have them trimmed periodically for the rest of her life.
Saul, who is already gelded, was just glad it wasn't his turn today!
Kevin and Geoff are staying in the box stall to heal up for the next few days, and I have to give them a daily shot of penicillin. I am getting pretty good at giving needles to animals!
Hope you're all having a great week. Better than Kevin and Geoff's, anyway!