Confused? Let me help. I sound like a broken record… it’s just (I’m just) too busy. Awfully long days tending to regular tasks and animal issues. Animal Care doesn’t diminish because there are less people visiting the Museum and animals don’t sign-up for “today is my day to be ill”.
Last week I spent one day communicating with five different veterinarians about three different critical issues and several other items to tend to. All our “sickies” are on the mend, but just like with toad, there are lots of treatments to help our non-human teammates recover.
Here’s a photo view of some of the items the past week:
One of the many ways we keep our animals well is by monitoring their feces for intestinal parasites. It’s no surprise that we find positive fecals at times. Below is a picture of a parasite egg found on Lucy’s and Camilla’s fecal. (They are chickens used for programs).
Ending with the broken record theme, we’re still in a pandemic and we still need to stay safe and well. And, it’s also important to find something that makes you smile, or brings you joy and happiness. Here are two from me: