When it rains it pours. I haven't posted for a while. Any advice anyone has on the Listeriosis case is much appreciated. We have been so busy doctoring goats. We lost our Fullblood Boer buckling...the red one. He's the one I posted the picture of a couple of months ago. He wouldn't grow. We took him to the vet and she treated him for white muscle disease just in case but was leaning towards a congenital defect. Hmmmm, I should call that breeder huh? I gave almost $400 for him as a bottle baby....stupid me. I'll never do that again. A few people tried to tell me. :shrug: Anyway, we found him dead a coupld of days ago. At least the vet is interested enought that she is doing an autopsy on him for free. Meanwhile, we are treating one of our $600 show does for Listeriosis....the encephalitis type. It is AWFUL!! Does anyone have advice on how much of the LA-200 they have given and how often for treatment of Listeriosis? I'm just curious. I know it takes a ridiculous amount of antibiotics to cure this. I'm giving electrolytes by syringe and have her some pureed green beans today too. I Nutridrenched her the last couple of days. She swallows pretty well considering. I just take my time with it. Also, she is pregnant. She hasn't aborted them so far. She started acting weird Saturday morning. She had walked up to a cattle panel fence and put her mouth around part of the fence, like a bit in a horse's mouth and she was pushing against it. It was weird. Well, by evening she has swaying, pushing her head against walls and was favoring one side. Then she couldn't blink and her lip started hanging and drool was coming out. By late evening, she was down. It all happened so fast. We didn't get treatment to her as early as we should have because we thought this was injury induced at first. This is our first experience with this awful disease. Anyway, we have chosen to use LA-200 and I have B complex but it isn't the fortified one that is the high amount. We've actually been chopping up our own B-100's and mixing it into water and drenching her with that. I know it isn't as good but it is what we have and then I'm injecting her with the B complex also. Even if she makes it, won't all this agressive treatment make her lose her babies? Am I just wasting my time? Her temp. was just over 105 degrees on Sunday, I think. Tonight, it was 101 degrees. She is down still but reacts when I give her the LA-200 shots. I thought she was going to get clear up on all four feet. That stuff must hurt awful. Oh, I've been keeping vaseline on her open eye. It has already clouded over though. I didn't realize she wasn't blinking. I have a fan on her and fly spray b/c they were all over her. She did potty a little bit ago, I noticed. I was glad b/c I was worried about that. Well, that is it. We are super discouraged right now. My husband is wondering why he got into the goat business if it is going to be like this. Are we having some awful luck or what? The bottle baby was poor judgement on spending so much on him but this goat was a good buy. She is gorgeous, from great bloodlines and we hate to lose her. We also have her twin sister, who is fine. Any comments are appreciated on this matter. Thanks so much.