Sunday, June 9, 2024

It's a Circus

I just pulled out a foxtail from Boot's right eye. I glimpsed it when I put them in their goat house for the night but it was too dark to get a good look.

I walked back to the house and put my boots on. Put on the head lamp and grabbed the travel-size contact solution I had been using on Jack's eye.

When I got to the pen I scooped out another pan of goat pellets, climbed into the goat house with the goats, and shut the gate. Then I chased Boots around till I cornered her. I was able to pull her lower lid down and pull out a foxtail from inside her eye. I had her wedged in tight and she was surprisingly quiet until I tried to irrigate her eye then she took off again. I'm not sure if I got it all.

And Jack. He presented with a swollen left eye before bedtime Thursday night. He's had a swollen eye before but now that the swelling has come down and he can open his eye fully it is opaque from his injury. I used the sterile contact solution to irrigate his eye.



Tomorrow I will call the Vet and have them checked. I'll keep them locked in the pen and feed them nice safe forage so they stay away from the eye-level noxious weeds with the spiky awns.

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The Man: "Man. Sounds like a circus".