Yesterday he was fine. This morning I found him laying down on the far side of the field. I convinced him to stand up and slowly move to the barn. He seemed bloated and not interested in walking or eating. I could not tell if it is his intestines or his bladder. Some pee on his penis and no diarrhea. His ears were back but no tooth grinding. His temperature was normal. So I gave him Nutridrench and one pint of Magnalax (for bloat). I then gave him 0.5 ml of Prevail (a pain medicine).
He died in the afternoon still not standing, eating or drinking.
He was 13 years old. Tom and I went to get him from Montana in January 2 months after we met. It was a blizzard.
His original name was Bitterroot Ansel but I called him Jocko since we got him near the Jocko River.
He had gorgeous mioget wool and made gorgeous lambs. I was going to breed him one last time next week. No more mioget wool for me. I am really going to miss him. He was a great ram.