My vet tells me that everyone she knows has had to go through this craziness their first year. Well, that should make me feel a lot better. However, our buck (you know....the one that should be breeding does right now) is acting retarded and we think he has Polio. I posted a few days ago about him not acting like a buck. Well, maybe he has been coming down with this and that is why??? He had hoof scald and it was traveling up his leg so we were giving him quite a bit of antibiotics. That may have messed up his thiamin production. Well, he was pushing his head against stuff and acting drunk. He also walked in circles like he was on a track. He'd stop to eat a bit and then walk more circles. He'd act half way normal and then would go push against something. I tried to take his temp. but the stupid thermometer died on me right then. Figures!! Anyway, we had the vet come out. She didn't think it was Listeriosis or Polio but was leaning toward the Polio if she had to choose. After seeing all those symptoms later and already knowing what Listeriosis looks like, I think it is Polio. So, we are treating with 10 cc's of Fortified B Complex every 6 hours and she made up 3 shots of Deximethasone for us plus she gave him one intravenously right then. She ordered us to give Pen G orally and SubQ twice a day, We did that once but I've since decided that if it is Polio and I really think it is, the Pen G will make matters worse by continuing to damage the rumen and worsening the Thiamin deficiency problem even more. Today he seemed better but I'm quite worried. He got better and then started to seem worse again. Poor guy. He has had it rough. He went from hoof scald to pinkeye to this. He probably wants to die. I'd be suprised if he isn't retarded for life after this. Have any of you dealt with this Polio and will he be normal if he gets over it? Is there anything else to do for him? Is there anything else it could be that I don't know about?