Yes we're doing all we can to try to ensure there's no permanent damage to her liver or kidneys, so hopefully with good feed and treatment we'll get her back to where she was.
We don't have a lot of red but lots of pink, that's the difficulty in that they're used to eating the pink here with no ill effects... so all must come out. DH is pulling as we speak. Hopefully we'll be out there by summer as we MUST settle by October, and DH looks like living out there until we're there at the moment so that keeps a closer eye.
Lantana is the scourge of the North, it's totally uncontrollable as the birds carry the seed and it grows like crazy along creeks, rivers, roadsides and pops up all over the place. It's a horrible plant, why anyone would have it in a garden with it's prickly stems and yucky smell, I don't know. But that's how it came into the country and in some states is still sold as a garden plant. I thought I had Pattersons Curse at one stage but it was another weed that with wet weather disappeared.
It sure has been a 'horribilis' so it should get better now!!
I hadn't seen it before so we were watching but... At first she was just a bit quiet and had a dry nose, but continued to eat and drink so we thought just the change in environment had her a bit off. Then she got a snotty nose, and her eyes were a bit 'bloodshot' DH said, I didn't see her he was describing it over the phone, we thought maybe she's just a bit off. Next time (2 days later) her weight had drastically fallen, her eyes were peeling and fully jaundiced, her nose was peeling and she was disorientated and have real difficulty walking. That was Thursday. I went out when he got home (he had to be here to answer question from a prospective buyer early Fri) and she was stuck between two trees in her pen (made up of panels), getting her out she took some skin off both hips. It was heartbreaking, she's always been a picture of health and now I was looking at this frail dying animal. Mind you she was still strong enough that by myself I couldn't get some stuff down her neck.
We've fed her calf pellets, mineral powder, high quality lucerne chaff and lucerne hay, fresh water and yesterday she had white back in her eyes and much improved. Wasn't easy getting a penicillin injection in her, as she kept moving, but I got half.
There a good brochure from the DPI QLD http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/documents/Bio ... -Flyer.pdf