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Vet visit, horns removed

Today was the vet made his visit. The sheep have been given their sleepy injection and the vet (white shirt) is waiting for it to take effect.  My neighbors came over to help separate the sheep.   These sheep are not supposed to have horns, however, they are descendants of Merino sheep who have very large horns.  Therefore, it is not unusual to have small horns called scurs.   The problem here was they were fighting and had broken one.   The other sheep had them growing in such a way that they would eventually have grown into his face.  Not a good thing.  

The vet first sheared around the horn so he could see what he was doing, He then removed the scur and cauterized it.

Because we did not want this trait to be something bred back into these sheep, these boys are no longer able to breed.  They will become lovely fiber pets.  Horns on sheep are full of blood and tissue going down into the sinuses, so it’s a bit of a mess, but fortunately heals well.

  Since I sprained my foot, I am trying to stay off of it as much as possible ( getting even less done now).   So I spent the rest of the day working on my Website class.   One of these days you will see the end results featuring these sheep







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