I have a newly acquired 'senior citizen ewe' (she has come to my place as a retirement home, I have lots of grass for her to eat and some other sheep to keep her company and the kids who cared for her before and love her too much to see her go to the butcher can come visit any time). Anyway, she somehow scraped (I presume, that's what it looks like) her udder on something very nasty - she's got a round spot about an inch or so in diameter on the back/left side of the udder where the surface skin is all scraped off. It looks like a really badly skinned knee, but quite deep - the edges seem almost "raised" (or, more accurately, like the wound is a bit of a cavity in the skin, maybe 2-3 mm deep). I'm guessing she got tangled up on a fallen branch of some kind and got skinned pulling loose. It's not bleeding, although it looks like it might've been weeping a little ... I put a hefty coating of aloe gel on it (pure aloe, I checked the label) last night and again this morning - it seems to have kind of scabbed over a little and I think it's going to be all right. Doesn't feel hot or anything, like it would if it were infected. Anything else I should do? Oh, while we're talking about this senior sheep - she's 7 ... what's the average lifespan? She walks like she's got a bit of arthritis, but she seems pretty happy in general. Thanks sheep experts!