just a couple of housekeeping things...and then updates.
Carol · Jan. 20, 2014
please make sure all windows that are opened when cleaning are closed before the room is left. preacher was found outside on top of the roof this morning and luna was trying to climb out of one of the dog room windows last night.
brad has ringworm. this really surprised me because he has absolutely no physical contact with any of the other animals. the only thing I can think of is it may have been spread by any brushes used on him if any brushes were used on him. and I have no idea if or if not he was recently brushed. I doubt it was spread by hands because everyone is still washing between the animals. and he certainly did not get it like the cows did from the dug up dirt because his area was never dug up and he has not been in the areas that were dug up. so I am assuming he was brushed with a contaminated brush because I just can't think of any other way that he would have come in contact with the spores. and honestly, I never thought about cross contamination with the brushes......DUH! anyway..we have removed all grooming supplies and are bleaching them out. and from now on they will absolutely have to bleached each and every time they are used before they are used on a different animal.
the good news is charlotte and Emily are clearing up. if we can just be really super careful and not spread it around ourselves, we should be able to get thru this in a little while more.
bobbi's viral testing came back negative so we will plan on moving her to the intro pen in the communal cat room fairly soon.
gilberts other leg swelled up today..last time it was the left, today it is the right. so the vet had to come back out. it is still his ongoing and chronic foot problems. the vet said if this keeps returning we may need to be thinking about gilberts quality of life. gawd! I hate when I have to start thinking in those terms. anyway..we will see how quickly he recovers this time around and how we can possibly keep it from coming back. the vet is going to make him a bit of a special project goat and come every week to work on his feet and see how far he can get. plus he continues on his anti-inflammatory pain and long acting antibiotic injections. sucks to be an old goat with really messed up feet.
all the new guys are doing ok. apparently luna was being a pushy bad mannered puppy today....june, mystic and boomer may not kill her but puff will give it the good old college try.
lola had a bath..apparently the water ran rusty red from a previous flea infestation. the staff did not find any live fleas so AC would have treated her but we treated her again..just in case.
well I guess I better get to the feeding and diabetics, its getting late already.