Saturday, March 30, 2013

Badly prolapsed ewe

We had a single Welsh Mule ewe tonight with a badly prolapsed uterus - no caruncles so not THE worst one I've seen but still pretty bad.
The guy we took over from said she'd been like it for a few hours but he hadn't thought to call the vet out...

We we're on our own so thought about taking her down to the vets in the pick-up but in the end we decided it was easier to call the vet out to us.
Keith came out, cleaned her and stitched her up - said it was a 50/50 chance she'd make it but she had lots of painkillers and antibiotics to kill off any infections and she's looking ok a few hours on.
It's interesting speaking to Keith the vet 'cos he's recently graduated from Budapest vet school and he seems to have done really well with the course. I get the idea that its quite practical and hands on so they learn the theory and put it into practice, which is how I learn better so I'm definitely going to look at studying abroad after I graduate.

One of the good things about being a Uni farm and on trial is that no expense is spared with regards to veterinary treatment, painkillers and antibiotics. If she had done that on another farm, the farmer would probably have stitched her up himself without giving painkillers and see how she gets on.

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