We tried to treat Millies leg wound this weekend ourselves with lots of calendula tincture but she is so flighty and nervous we decided we needed a vet.
It really is true. If the vet is coming everything you can normally manage without blinking suddenly goes horribly wrong.
It must be that alpacas can mind read. I just can’t work out why they won’t accept the positive messages and images I send them. They sure get ‘the vet is coming’ before any sign of the vet.
So today went badly. OK it went pretty good at first except somehow as I got the girls into the shelter I turned to refasten the gate and Millie snuck out past me. SO now I had Millie in the field with the boys. Hiding amongst them no less.
It just got worse after this. I did manage to get Millie into the shelter just as the vet drove up the track. She was totally freaking out though. I got kicked, spat on (by guess who? yes Mrs Spitty pants herself Dolores, although I still love her) and Millie reared up and got me on the forehead. It hurts.
We did manage to get her an injection for the mites so I don’t need to try to treat her legs. Because I won’t be able to without a lot of work. And her wound got blue gunk sprayed on it. And she got some antibiotics to put in her feed for ten days. I have to accept the way to get her better is allopathic. I have tried but her nerves are stopping me from being able to treat her properly.
The injection for the mites works in 24 hours. The blue gunk is a spray and the antibiotics just go in her food.
I will go back to Calendula (maybe using a spray bottle!) soon. And I will treat all the others with the super duper herbals gel as early as the first mite signs appear as it works a treat as long as I put it on a couple of times within a week of each other.
To take something positive out of the experience, yesterday I haltered both Susie and Ida. They were both dreamy and goregous. Take a look at Idas expression. She loves Ttouch. Bless her.