Raising an orphaned foul is a difficult task. They should remain with their mothers till at least 1 year of age. They need to be nursed and remain in a group, so they can grow normally.
Sherlock was left without a mother at only 1 month of age, he has many problems. Besides the anemia he came in with at the very start, it turned out he is also suffering from Wobbler’s Syndrome – or cervical spondylomyelopathy.
This is an inherited condition which deforms the spinal cord, causing neurologic disability. The condition is incurable.
Sherlock’s therapy has become more complicated. Every day our vets have him on 6 bottles of a glucose serum designed especially for him. The results are immediate – he is now much better and isn’t falling down as often as he used to.
Feeding has also become more difficult. His special milk has to be combined with 8 different supplements, he eats 6 times in a day. Despite the huge efforts we’re making, he still weighs under 80 kilograms.
The struggle for Sherlock continues.
Any help desperately welcome.