May is an ex breeding ewe of around 9 years old who came to Sheep Ahoy during October 2016 with her friend Maa. May was in a terrible condition being not only emaciated but severely anaemic with a respiratory infection as well. She had been spotted at a livestock market looking very withdrawn and cold. Both her and Maa were in a pen to be sold as breeding ewes but we were told by farmers that they both needed a bullet because they were old and in such a state.
Well Sheep Ahoy jumped into action and bought both ewes for £10. They were loaded into our trailer and taken straight to our vet.
May was a very frightened girl but was so poorly that she didn’t put up a fight when the vet examined her. The vet administered two types of antibiotics, a vitamin injection to help boost May’s system plus something to get her temperature down which was high. The anaemia had probably been caused by severe worm and fluke infestion but May was too weak to give her anything to treat that so we just had to wait and see if she picked up. We gave small and nutritious feeds regularly throughout the day and late into the night for a few days and soon May started to show signs of improvement. She was now strong enough to receive the treatment against the worms and fluke but this knocked her system even more and the vet had to come out and give further medication to help her body during the treatment.
May came through in the end and has gone from strength to strength. She has put on weight and certainly has plenty of energy to run up the field when she sees us.
May has grown in confidence and enjoys fusses from us nowadays and especially enjoys her food and treats.