The Vet came on Tuesday ............ sat on a bale of straw and scratched his head, the jerking action of Marietta's neck he described as weird and he had never seen anything like that in any animal before except a chicken! He took some blood and we are waiting for the results, he has given her a shot of Vit b12.......... and the following morning there was a marked improvement, the jerky action had gone .............Vet put this down to the cocktail of treatments we had been giving her over the last week. Anyway by Wednesday I was getting concerned that she had been sat in the shelter for over a week and the floor was starting to get wet mainly because Marietta kept kicking the water bucket over. I decided to put her outside the shelter where she could get some sun and the floor of the shelter could dry out, so after she had had her treatments I helped her out of the shelter and settled her with feed, hay and water, she looked set for the day and her mates could visit her. When I came back at lunchtime she wasn't where I had left her, great I thought she's up ................ but no she had rolled, turned or somehow moved about 10 mtrs down the field and she seem quite happy with life, so we left her out. Over the last couple of days she has moved herself around the field and the rest of the girls seem to stay around her. We are continuing to give her the treatments and I make sure she has access to water and hay when ever I go back to check on her. Today she has started to eat grass for the first time for 11 days and she has started to try to move when we approach her, so we are still hopeful that she will continue to improve.
|Phoebe on left having breakfast|
|One hour later.|