Debbie Crowder-BaaramuLuke Posted February 23, 2009 Report Share Posted February 23, 2009 In my case, I know our 4-H sheep were attacked by two dogs last Saturday afternoon (a week ago), a Rottie and a Rott/Chow mix. One of my kids happened on the situation when she went to Scotchtown to check on them, she called me, I called animal control and got up there as fast as I could. Out of the five sheep we have, two had obviously taken a lot of abuse, one (the wether) much more seriously than the other (the ewe). I did call our sheep vet, she lives nearby and came to assess give us help with them. We vaccinated them all for tetanus with the regular annual vaccines they would be getting this spring anyway, and the two are on procaine penicillin with benzithine (forgive spelling) every other day for two weeks, and they had banamine for a couple of days last weekend. All of them got antibiotic shots on Saturday just in case they had bites we couldn't see, they are pretty wooly Hog Island sheep. The wether's elbows are still swollen and he spends 90% of his time down. All in all, the wounds look fairly good, but I am worried about infection deep in those elbows. He was really chewed up, damn dogs! He doesn't get up when I come to check on him, but he will if I prod. Today he was quicker about it, but what I need advice about it how to get him to eat. I put a smidge of grain out to tempt them all to let me see if they're all okay, but he isn't interested, same as the nice alfalfa he would normally love. I expected him to be off for a few days, but it's been a week now. I have a email into the vet for this same question, and I did ask her about probiotics, and she suggested forcing a little yogurt on him. Any ideas from been there, done that situations you folks had? BTW, the dogs were pets on the loose from a half mile away, no rabies, no licenses, and the owners are in hot water, we have really tough laws here. My poor 4-H kid knows the kid from the dogs' family, talk about an unfortunate thing to have to deal with at 16. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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