My lady had the doctor out for Mokey on Monday. She had discussed the fact of needed dental treatment with her friend, who is Mokey's owner and they both knew it was needed. On Sunday my lady saw puss oozing from Mokey's face.
Yech. She immediately determined that his dental condition had created a HOLE in Mokey's face between his cheek and muzzle - right where the chewing teeth would be.
My beloved Dr. Wilson (still beloved even though he tied me to my goat house last time) wasn't available so Dr. Ashley came out. She is nice.
She was appalled at the condition of Moke's teeth and face. After sedation and flushing out of the mouth she determined that it was sharp points and lack of dental care throughout the last ten years that had caused the problem.
She took off the largest points with a power float and Mokey has antibiotics and pain medication that my lady gives him twice a day. She also has to flush out his mouth twice a day.
Here is Mokey showing the shaved place where the hole is.
He's already eating a little better and can even use his tongue to lick his feed tub. He wasn't wanting to use his tongue before his treatment.
He has to have another treatment before May.
Today he had his hooves trimmed (photos are pre-hoof trim) and he was a very good boy. The farrier said that his feet were healthy but uneven and long. She felt that slowly correcting the angle of the hoof would help his strange way of going.
Later, Nigel and Nozzy helped with chores.
They are great at knocking over the manure fork, but not so good at picking it up and using it.
And here is my maa maa. She's gained her weight back and now her blanket doesn't fit! Hee hee. She was also being very sassy at the sheep and grunting at them and giving them the stink eye. She's much improved!
My lady took some video of me hopping. Uh oh. She may post it on here. I'm going to get her if she does.