Thursday, 23 August 2012

Still Waiting !

Things are ticking along quite nicely here... the babies are growing up fast.  However we are still waiting for a special delivery.
Salsa pictured here in the middle is due anytime now, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of her baby as this will be Zeto's very first off spring.  This will also be the last baby here this year at Zanzibah Land.

Zirdar and his mother Tremona, up to now he is the youngest baby here...

Zoretah is hiding behind her mother Trienza both of these girls are really very friendly and Trienza is very partial to a Polo !

Marquette and her tiny little 'Toot Toot' Zodo !

Today I have managed to give Salsa her Lambivac injection in preparation for the arrival of her baby.  This means that she will hopefully pass on immunity to her cria providing the baby is born within one month of the injection date.  I aim to have all my girls vaccinated like this for their birthing time. 

I have also given Zirrianna more injections today, after a visit from the Vet earlier this week it has been decided to keep her on her course of Baytril, she is getting 5ml every 4 days.  Also she has been put onto a Steroid once a week.  This treatment is working, however it is a long slow process.....we will persevere....and I'm happier that she is responding well to her treatment.....but its going to be a long road.  I can't believe just how this has happened or what has caused she was born here, she is just over one year old and has never been off the place.....however we are doing our best.

 Thankfully none of the others are showing any signs of infection, and we know what we are dealing with which is a little reassuring.


Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Still waiting here too.

What is wrong with Zirrianna, glad to hear she is now responding to treatment.

Terry said...

So fun to see Salsa's belly bump!

It's so worrisome when our kids aren't 100%. I hope Zirrianna is completely better very soon.

Jayne, thank you for your nice comment :)

Shirley said...

The cria are looking just great Jayne. Pleased that Zirrianna is responding to treatment. shirley & Robbie

Mark said...

Must have missed something? What is wrong with Zirriana? Hope all goes well.

Judi B said...

I too have missed what is wrong with Zirrianna but hope she's soon back to normal.

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Well I thought it was just me, but reading the comments I think we all missed the beginning of the Zirrianna story Jayne, but hope she continues to improve.

Rosemary said...

I have also missed hearing what is wrong! Hope she continues to improve.