Monday, October 25, 2010

The Hard Part of Being a Shepherd or Shepherdess....

Miniel is sick and has been for three weeks. We noticed her lying down alot about four weeks ago. We have been tending her closely for the last few weeks. The vet gave her a shot of selenium last Wednesday, and sent us home with Banamine  and Probiotic. There was no signs of worms according to the vet. She is still eating and drinking but she is very unsteady on her feet. Her twin sister, Tadiel is as healthy as ever. We are giving her Penicillin in case she has a spinal abcess or possible liver flukes.
We are doing everything we can for her.............I hope she makes it, but it is very depressing.


  1. I am so sorry that you are having to deal with an unknown illness, it's frustrating and heart breaking.
    I hope Miniel will turn the corner to good health soon.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, Kelly!
    It is comforting to hear from other shepherdesses who know. Miniel is one half Shetland, so she is a "wee little" sheep, only about 25 pounds at four months old. Thanks for pulling for her!