We went to visit a new goat ranch nearby today. The people who own it were absolutely wonderful. The woman was a wealth of knowlege and helped us so much. She's raised goats for 20 years. She is so nice and I would feel comfortable calling her for help anytime. She also turned me on to a great goat vet. She is a little far away but better than the alternative. We put a deposit down on a buck that she has and I am really excited about him. I still hope we can get our buck on his feet but we needed a back up plan. She told me that Meningeal worm is a real problem and she has had 3 cases and one had progressed too far and she lost her. As I was explaining my buck's symptoms, she said that she was thinking of Meningeal worm. She gave me the recommended treatment from her vet and said that it worked. It is 3x cattle dosage Ivomec injectible, every other day for 3 doses total. Then wait 10 days and do it again. Give B complex and Probiotics daily during this. She also said to purchase the Safeguard blocks to put out from about August to the first hard frost and this is supposed to keep the goats from getting the Meningeal worms. She said this is what some people do in Michigan, where deer are out of control. Boy she had some nice stock and she breeds for meat, not shows. However, she had a solid red buck born on her place and the people are showing him and winning. I saw pictures and Wow!! So, mainly I'm just so happy and relieved to have learned some valuable information today and to know someone who is trustworthy that I can call in a jam. I just wanted to share with you all b/c everyone knows the bad problems we've had. I wish I'd have known her sooner!! That would have saved some headaches!! Anyway, I'll continue keeping everyone posted on the buck!!