More blood tests for Baby

Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Baby had his blood sent out today.

Thankfully it didn’t prove too difficult for my friend (who is a vet tech) to draw the blood. A rope was used to tie off the base of his neck, while I held his head steady. We tried once for about ten minutes before adjusting ourselves and then attempting it again. After another poke or two she found the vein and the blood flowed freely from the jugular. Despite Baby’s moaning, he was very patient and let us help him. He’s such a special boy. And my friend did a great job working on him, this being the first time she’s taken blood from a camel.

I also bagged some fresh feces to check for parasites and off we went to deliver everything to the clinic. The blood will be shipped out tomorrow to the University of Arizona and then off to Michigan State. His copper levels will be checked using a trace mineral panel and of course his Vitamin E and Selenium levels will be tested again.

His feces was already examined earlier today and Baby is negative for any parasites. I didn’t expect anything to show up, but it’s good to know he’s in the clear.

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3 Responses to “More blood tests for Baby”

  1. David Savage says:

    Poor Baby! I hope the blood test returns good results. I’m still watching the video of you and Nessie racing once or twice a day. It always makes me happy!

  2. camelsandfriends says:


  3. about flagyl says:

    You the talented person