I got a brief phone message from my vet yesterday... preliminary findings from UCDavis said that my buckling was negative for rabies (thank god, though my hubbie said my holiday spending had to be a sign of neurological decline-maybe true but then I've been declining since birth). In addition, it said that he tested negative for polio as well! The only results so far showed a degenerative spongiosis of the brain stem...hmmm, I am guessing they'll test for listeriosis as well, but I am now wondering if he didn't get some sort of toxin. Perhaps a bad mix of the monensin in the pellets he was getting crossed with the 40%dimethoxy? I'll fill in results as I hear them from Davis.