Llama Down

LibraryLady61

Exploring the pasture
Joined
Dec 6, 2023
Messages
5
Reaction score
14
Points
14
I have a 15-year-old female llama who has been down (cushing) since last night. She is still eating, drinking, pooping and peeing. When we stand her up, she can stand (weakly) but then wants to go back down. We have tried worming her and giving her supplements. Her temperature is normal. It is not very likely that she ate something foreign. Any suggestions regarding what to do to get her up and going again? Thanks!
 

Baymule

Herd Master
Joined
Aug 22, 2010
Messages
32,816
Reaction score
97,194
Points
873
Location
East Texas
I don’t know anything about llamas. But I wanted to acknowledge your post and concern. It might be time to call a vet.
 

LibraryLady61

Exploring the pasture
Joined
Dec 6, 2023
Messages
5
Reaction score
14
Points
14
Thanks! Our llama seems to be coming around. We wormed her, and gave her a barage of boosters - Iron, Vitamin B Complex, Probias, and Bloat Treatment. We used one of our tractor forks to lift her up onto her feet a few times a day. This morning, she got up on her own and is moving around cautiously. Fingers crossed!
 
Top