Sunday, March 17, 2013

Working Farm Day

Thanks to everyone that helped with the Working Farm Event yesterday!
There were about 8 friends and interns who showed up to help. The vet was here to draw blood on every goat to be tested for CAE (caprine arthritis encephalitis). I've had various goats tested here and there over the years, but never the entire herd at once. The tests have always been negative, so I'm not concerned there is a problem. I would just like to be certified as a CAE - free farm.
So since we would have to catch every goat I figured it was a good idea to give vaccinations and trim hooves at the same time. We trimmed nearly everyones' hooves except for the very pregnant does. I didn't want to stress them any more than necessary. We will be trimming their hooves after they kid.

I had the intention of taking photos to post here, but was so busy I forgot. I'm so used to Povy being my official photographer that it just slipped my mind.

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