If you all remember Maria she is my older nubian doe who had UC really bad and has had problems with Milk fever in the past. Well she is still here and her eyes still are bright, just very thin. (To give you an idea of what she looks like go to this st enad she is a #2 on body score. http://www.goatworld.com/articles/management/bodycondition.shtml) I had her on Ammonium Chloride for about a month and then I took her off of it. She was gettting thinner and thinner the entire time she was on it. The vet had me giving her 5 teaspoons of ammonium chloride powder every day (2 grams of ammonium chloride per teaspoon). She was fine with it for the first 3 weeks. I would mix it in apple sauce and give it to her on a graham cracker. She looked forward to it. (It smells like really strong peppermint.) The last week she would refuse to eat it and I had to drench her with it. Have you ever gotten any of that stuff on your skin when it has ben in contact with water or liquid? It burns! I now know why she was starting to refuse it. I wonder what that was doing to her stomach?? I gave it to her another week. I then stopped and she started gaining a little bit of weight. She started refusing oats that I was giving her. So I offered some fairly fine cracked corn. She loved that for awhile, stopped eating that for a few days and now she will nibble at it every now and then. I give Wiski (her daughter from this year who is staying with her) about 2 pounds of a mix that I made of oats, calf manna, BOSS and Beet pulp. Maria picks at that a little bit when she feels the need I guess. They have free choice Manna Pro Goat minerals and alfalfa hay. I wormed Wiski with Valbazen 10 days apart and I wormed Maria with Safe-Guard 10 days apart (that was the very last of November. Their eyelids still look a little bit pale so I may worm again with QUEST here soon. I hate shoving a lot of drugs down their throats especially with Maria being the way she is. Using Quest kind of scares me. It has been SOOO cold here these last 2 days. Temperatures at 0 or below with windchills down to -27. I take warm water out for them 2 times a day and she has 2 sweaters on, she still shivers a little. Wiski is fine so far with the cold. But anyway I thought I would let you all know what was going on. I hope everyone is having a good Christmas season.