forgot to mention, to make matters worse, northern California has had
100*F weather, all this weekend and week. The animals all have
automatic water. But the heat, I am sure, did not help him.
-Michael, Perino Ranch Blackbellies
On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 7:15 PM, Michael Smith <mwsmotorspo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Marley had gotten skinny lately, and I de-wormed him, probably too
> late. He also had a runny nose. I had not taken the time to have a
> vet come out and see him, since a few other sheep also have runny
> noses, and they always get over it, and they look strong.
> in any case, he died today. I've never dealt with this particular case
> before so, sorry for the graphic questions.
> When I tried to pick up his head to move him, a large amount of light
> brown, very watery liquid came pouring and I mean "pouring" from both
> nostrils. It smells. Not super strong, but not pleasant. I tilted his
> head and I am sure I got about half a pint. I am sure there's probably
> another half pint in there for sure.
> I am thinking pneumonia?
> If so, I imagine I should get the vet out to hear some lungs on the
> still living?
> Thanks in advance for your help in this.
> I plan to have his skull preserved and glue that broken horn tip back
> on, so I can have a nice reminder of him. His rack was magnificent.
> Marley in the center, with his ram-mates
> -Michael, Perino Ranch Blackbellies
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