Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Rare Happening

Well, the necropsy report came back on the beautiful full Accoyo fawn male that we lost a few weeks ago. If you remember, he had seizures and a very high temperature followed by blindness and then what seemed like recovery before he died.

The necropsy showed that he had a rupture in the 3rd stomach (C3) and subsequent peritonitis-there would have been nothing that could have helped him.

Why did this happen? The best the vets can guess is that he was stepped on... just one of those things. Small solace, but it's always good to know the cause and is soothing to know that there's nothing we could have done to prevent it or to save him....

1 comment:

The Beneficial Bee said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your little male! We just purchased some alpacas and I am interested in learning about spinning the fiber. I hope you post some tutorials! :) I'll be following your blog. Thanks, Jess