NEWS - July 2009
Anaya is an old horse and has been with us for most of her life. Due to the very wet winter she has developed an abscess on her foot. Her foot has been treated by the farrier and is now having a complimentary medicine called Pro Feet applied which promotes growth and strength of the foot. We hope that she will soon be back in the field with her companions Charlie and Arnie. Pro Feet is supplied to us by Natural Animal Feeds who have very thoughtfully donated a supply of Joint Oil. We use this to treat the sheep who have arthritis.
Thank you Natural Animal Feeds.
Buttercup the cow attacked
Buttercup was violently attacked during the night last month. She must have been lying down quietly chewing her cud or asleep when an unknown person used a great deal of force to inflict a wound just above her tail. The wound was six inches across and one and a half inches deep. There was so much flesh missing that the vet was not able to stitch it. That is if he could have got near her. Understandably Buttercup wasn’t letting anyone near her not even the people she knew and had trusted. She rolled her eyes and snorted if we tried to approach her. Not at all the calm, trusting and affectionate animal we knew as Buttercup. She cannot move her tail as a result of the attack and may have to have it amputated. Initially the police were not interested but they have now changed tack and patrol the village and the lane by our fields during the night. The eighth day after the attack Buttercup let us close enough to look at the wound and to spray it with antibiotics. So far amazingly the wound is not infected and is very slowly healing. In herself Buttercup is much better, grazing, chewing her cud and will let Janet and Louise touch her.