Merry Christmas everyone! Whew. What a week! It's been so nice outside so I decided to do some maintenance. Man is that the gift that keeps on giving! Finally got my electric fence finished so my 2 breeding groups quit bashing the fence. Weighed them, trimmed hooves, gave wormer and selenium paste. I was happy until I awoke one morning this week and one of my rams, Yogi, was limping. Left front hoof was off the ground as he hobbled about. I inspected hooves and they seemed normal. I mashed around up and down the leg for signs of swelling or flinching and found none. I read to give paprika with molasses and I put in an aspirin crushed as well. I did, but he didn't like it at all! But I spooned it in. Have him isolated to rest and monitor.
Also to top it off, I have a Guinea hen with a broke leg and my daughters horse is gimpy to.
I do say, maybe this is the way animals say Merry Christmas! - Brad