Opportunities to combine my scientific skills and goats are great, so I am looking forward to taking the lice in tomorrow.
After finishing the evening jobs, the first task was to get the lice into the tube, which sounds easier than it is. I was shocked at how effective the spot on treatment was, and this is the only time I would be gutted that lice had gone. There were a few remaining dead lice, however, so using Dot’s tweezers (let’s hope she doesn’t get goat lice in her eyebrows), I carefully picked out some lice.
Mildred certainly did not appreciate being held on my knee. It’s times like this that I wish I had three hands… One hand holding the goat still, one hand using the tweezers with phone torch balanced so I could see where the lice were.
I took the lice into sixth form and looked at them under the microscope. It was really interesting!