Losing Lewys


In the last episode, I told you about the unexpected arrival of an extra cria – Lewys. Sadly we lost him 4 days later to septicaemia caused by fly-strike between the toes of one foot. Unusual and with little sign – his size age and lack of active immune system meant he was unable to fight it off.

We need to learn from such events without overly blaming ourselves. Keeping records help be clear which animal (and their offspring) may be susceptible to certain conditions. Sometimes the situations and circumstances are outside of our control. We do what we can.

The other cria are progressing nicely – such a delight, especially in the midst of sadness.



National Animal Disease Information Service (UK) for parisite forecasts


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