Annual vaccinations, Teddy & Urquhart

Urquhart & Teddy

The fourteen ewe hoggs and Niamh got their annual booster vaccination against tetanus and other clostridial diseases this week. As well as protecting the ewes, the vaccine also allows lambs to acquire passive immunity through the colostrum.

We had a late night text from the miller at Barry Mill to say Teddy was hopping lame – so that was our first port of call the following morning – when Teddy (and Urquhart) came hurtling up the field, sound as a bell.

I can only think that he’d had a stone or similar trapped in his hoof and it had dislodged itself overnight. So glad he was OK.

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