Auggie’s Vet visit, part 2

I mentioned the other day that Auggie went to the vet for some work on his teeth. Auggie had several bad teeth that had to be removed. According to Dr. Mozzachio, this is very common in pigs, and pigs continue on without issue after the bad teeth are removed. Auggie did great at the vet, woke up immediately, and started eating. He’s back in the Farmyard on some softer food for a few days. We expect all to be backRead more

Auggie’s vet visit

Auggie went on a field trip yesterday. The end of last week we noticed he was having difficulty chewing and swallowing hard foods. According to Dr. Mozzachio, this is a sure sign of teeth issues. So, we packaged him up and took him in. Pictures below from the catch-up. Aaron, Chris, and Katie ran through how the catch up would work the day before– it went smoothly: in practice and on the day off. Auggie is back from his appointment.Read more

Lightning’s physical (and upcoming Birthday)

Lightning had his fall check-up a couple of weeks ago. Dr. Cannedy has asked that Dr. Cochrane, an equine specialist, come to the Museum and take care of Lightning on grounds. In general, Lightning continues to chug along with his known issues (fatty lypomas, club foot, patella issues…) and is doing rather well. As Lightning has aged, he’s become more reactive to certain vaccines.  We’ve moved towards checking titers levels to see if he has antibodies at appropriate levels toRead more

Dr English… board certified veterinary ophthalmologist

Dr English, a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist, comes and checks on Museum animals every year. This year he saw 15 of our critters: three snakes, all our owls, our donkey, chinchilla and ferret, a rabbit, and all our aviary birds. We’re so appreciative that Dr. English checks on the animals who need his help. He tracks any changes in patients’ eyes from previous visits and checks out new animals who we have concerns about. He and is team graciously andRead more

This year’s wolf physicals complete

This year’s wolf physicals are done. All wolves and people did great. It went a lot like last year and starts with lots and lots of planning. (click here to read about last year’s physicals) The first phase of work is catching up our wolves from the yard. Working in our wolf yard and along the cliff is a bit daunting. As with the pup checks all summer long, both pups ran into the den rather quickly. After which, weRead more