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Tonight was the first night I can say that Peaches seems to be BACK!!! Thank God!!!!!!! She was actually eating with relish, like she really thought that hay was the tastiest thing she had ever encountered and the grain wasn't a chore to chew! I am soooo happy. She's been eating better for awhile, but I tell you, I have never been so happy to see an animal acting like she was hungry in my life. Real joy in her food AND she even fronted the Queen!~of course the Queen was chained, but hey, what do yopu want from a delicate flower like this Nubian beauty?~ Anyway, I wanted to share my joy with you and thank all of you for the support and the prayers and all of the brain wracking and help. I'm doing a happy dance! (((((HUGS)))))
-- Doreen (email@example.com), April 09, 2002
I do have one question, do you think I should continue to milk her after she has been really eating for a few weeks? She doesn't have much milk at all, and I don't expect her to, but I have been milking her just to stimulate the hormones and help her uterus get into shape again.
-- Doreen (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 09, 2002.
Hi Doreen, and that is very good news! I know she doesn't look it now, but with the genetics she has to be a, big fat cow :) I would continue to milk her, at least through August when you breed her again, you don't want to have to blame her not 'taking' on her being to fat, which she will be if she is left dry and starts eating like her normal self all spring and summer! If you have the stamina keep milking her, if not I would at least continue until she is 99% better, I do think it is helping her. Vicki
-- Vicki McGaugh TX (Nubians) (email@example.com), April 09, 2002.
Doreen, That's great! i'm very happy for you and Peaches! i could see the Smiles in your post.!
-- Judy Corwin (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 09, 2002.