I have been noticing recently on my daily physio walks with the sheep that Lambie has been shaking his head a lot. Upon examination, I found this worrying granula growth above his eartag.
I immediately panicked and spent a good day trying to get a halfway decent photo of the back of Lambie’s lug to send to the vets for their advice.
I sent the photo over to the vet and a reply duly came back with the words “to try blue spray initially but the tag may need to come out. No need for anitbiotics at this time.”
So Daisy and I spent a few mornings letting Lambie into the house to be rugby tackled into a headlock while one of us sprayed blue spray on his lug. It was not an easy task.
Things did not seem to be getting better so, after my chat with the shearers yesterday, I made the decision to have a better look and possibly cut out the ear tag.
Lambie refused to be caught so we had to lure him into the house with Daisy sitting on the sofa noisily eating Lambie’s animal shaped biccies at him!
Another rugby tackle/headlock and I saw that the eartag had been pushed through the hole and it was looking nasty. So we cut the tag out, cleaned the hole with blue spray and returned Lambie to his field.
I went over later to have a wee chat with him.
I was grudgingly tolerated but he was not a happy Lambie.
I think Lambie must’ve rubbed the tag out of position.
I noticed later on, when I let the Boyzens out of their field this evening, that Lambie is not shaking his head as much so hopefully it will all calm down now.
I doubt Lambie will ever come into the house again, which is a pity because I want to blue-spray his lug daily.