24 August 2007

I cant wait...

.....for the weekend to be here!! WHoooooo hooooooo its friday and at 5 pm I will have 4 days off YAY!!!!

Last night one of my girl hogs had to come in as she has an infected toe, looks like she has caught her nail and it has been pulled out, the toe is quite swollen poor thing. I have cleaned it all up but let her go as I cant take the risk that she might have babes some where. She is a big hog and in good condition so am sure she can fight it, I will catch again in two days and clean it again. It is really difficult to handle them when they are big as they are very strong too, not so bad when you are treating the back, but try and get a leg is so hard, luckily she responded to the hold her nose down trick as her little legs kept popping out and was able to put my fingers under her leg and with the help of looking in the mirror could clean it all up. Too be fair it doesn't look to bad, but will keep cleaning as I would hate it the flies were to get at her, not that, that is likely but its in my head so I will worry about it.

Busy weekend ahead, oh last night went for an italian, it was lovely I ate far too much as normal but yum yum yum yum. Got a few things I could do tonight and I cant make up my mind as normal...will think on that today!!!

3 comments:

Jan said...

Aww poor little hoggy, hope she will be okay. I've a feeling Colin was limping last night, I'll have to take a good look tonight, like you say though, getting to a leg is difficult.

oldcrow61 said...

Aw, happy you got the hogs foot cleaned up. With your help no doubt she will do well. Have fun tonight whatever you plan to do.

Anna said...

Yeah, best to be safe with them Nic.

Sure she'll be okay though, hogs are hardy little things when it comes to infection. Look at Rosey, she must have been weeks with her leg, bone sticking out, dragging it through the mud and who knows what else, and she didn't even have an infection.