She contracted the menengial worm, and once effected,
they almost never recover.
She was down. We had her stalled and treated with banamine, ivomectin
plus, bo-se and we kept her drenched with electrolytes and water,
but we had no way to get her up into a sling
(though that just gave a slight chance she might improve),
and hercondition just kept declining over the past 4-5 days.
She had stopped eating 2 days ago, and this evening,
she was too pitiful for me to justify tryinf to continue to
treat something untreatable.
and we had a vet at our last place put him down with medication,
and it was AWFUL.
They are very hard, it seems, to stick intravenously, (http://www.serenityacresllamas.com/injections.htm)
... it was SO sad.
I've seen dogs put down, and it has always been peaceful.
This instance above was nothing like that.
She wasn't the nicest llama, but I liked her very well :'(