I shared a picture of the panels we bought from Shaul’s Mfg. in my previous post and not long after we brought them home, we needed to use them! I really would have been ok with just having them on hand and using them to catch the rams up for breeding groups next month, but one of the boys had other plans.
Somehow Abraham did a doozie on his upper and lower eyelid of his right eye.
From what I can tell, he got his eyelids caught on something and pulled back – this is a picture before it happened…
and here he is with his pretty blue stitches.
I’ll spare you the gory details, but am very thankful the vet was able to put him back together…even if it was minus his upper eyelashes. He scratched his cornea along with everything else and needs to have meds applied daily.
That can be a little difficult when there is a group of rams out in the pasture.
Here’s our lab, Deuce, modeling the other panels we have – they are 8′ and are very nice, but they are heavy and are being used in more permanent locations. In the past, we have had to move the panels and use them…but now we have a better option!
We grabbed the new panels and made a pen in the corner of the pasture. It is pretty easy to move the boys in, doctor Abraham and let them back out.
Each panel is 5′ long and they can be linked together. The vet and I were able to make a ‘V’ and use it as a squeeze.
Since we have to catch him daily for 7-10 days, we have left the panels in their pasture and it is pretty funny how often they hang out – in or near - the pen.
Here he is today and his eye is already looking better. The vet said his scratched cornea will take the longest to heal, but he should be back to normal in a couple of weeks.
Until then, I’m glad we have the panels to catch him up!