I don't believe it......!!! This morning when Gus' gate was opened he headed out with the herd. I think that is the first time he has left his pen as soon as the gate was opened.
I think I will call the vet tomorrow & get a new set of x-rays on his feet, so Courtney will have something to go by, when she comes out in a couple of weeks. He's walking pretty good now, although he still moves oddly when he turns in a tight corner, like he's thinking about it before he moves. About 1/3 of his hoof is new growth, & seems to be growing out straight & strong, so hopefully by the time the whole hoof is replaced, he'll have some good growth internally too. It will be interesting to see x-rays to see if the rotation is improving.
Another red letter occurrence this morning was when I checked Sha'ba. I could only find 2 small spots, ie sores on his sheath & neither of them looked like they had habronema in them. Hopefully I've got them all out, & he can get healed up. Even if he heals up I will continue to smear him with invermectin every morning & cover the area with Alu-shield, which is a liquid bandage you spray on. It will make a barrier to help keep the flies at bay, hopefully.
LADY YOU NEED A HOBBY, QUIT "GROPING" ME.....!!!
I'm putting fly boots on Jenny & Gus now. I tried putting on the leggings I made last year, that are strips of cloth hanging & fluttering in the breeze, but Jenny was losing 2 a day & I haven't had time to sew up anymore. I'm not a sewer anyway, & it takes me forever to get a few made. I'm sure someone that knows what they are doing could make a dozen in the time it takes me to make 2, so for right now we're going with boots. The protein flies love Jenny's legs, & take the hair off quickly, so the boots stop that. Gus has photo sensitivity on both front legs & although the hair grows over the area, it's not real thick & the flies know it. And as a bonus the boots keep the sun off his legs. Quilla of course has no hair on his front legs, only scar tissue. Right now I'm using zinc oxide & no covering. If I had some covers for him, I would use sunscreen, it's a lot less messy, but this is working for now.