I would just like to express my thanks to all of you folks..... Last year, one of our Alpine does had trouble delivering triplets.......they were all fighting to be the first-born, and so I had to "go in" for the first time, and untangle those brats, and make them take turns being born....) Mama goat got VERY ill a few days later, and we almost lost her.... and would have, I am sure, as I called the vet, and they told me she was just fine but needed lots of grain.......(UGH!) Then I asked YOU guys, as I just KNEW, that was REALLY bad advice.....(I NEVER call on these folks anymore about my goats, as they seem to know nothing about them.) With the help from you all, both Mom, and all three triplet girls were okay!!!!!!!! :biggrin Anyway....(from advice taken on this forum), we had oxytetracycline flown in and delivered...as all I had on hand, was procaine pen-g, and it was obviously not working,,,,,,,,,,,it was almost too late for our gal, but, the oxytet, along with other intensive measures, saved her life, and the life of her triplet gals...... kinda funny.. it cost us $25.00 to air deliver an $8.00 bottle of meds....... But we needed it, and we needed it badly! Old Nina recovered with that, and probiotics, and electrolytes, heat lamps and sweatshirts, etc.. Well, THIS year, (as this old girl just INSISTS on being the drama queen every year, apparently, lol) poor old Nina got into trouble again, and I had to go in elbow-deep once again and deliver a single baby hippo! lol...... Thanks to things I learned from you all last year, I had all of the meds on hand.........and Mama is doing GREAT, and so is her baby hippo single! (He was 12 pounds, and was stuck, trying to be delivered with 3 legs at once.) Thanks to YOU guys, I made sure to have everything on hand that we MIGHT need, and it all came in VERY handy...(oxytetracycline, probiotics, B-Complex, probiotics, etc...) and she, tho she got a little sick at first ,the morning after birthing, we were able to nip it in the bud this time, and mom and baby are fine at 5 days............THANK YOU! Instead of fighting for her life, we are celebrating that she is chewing her cud, loving her baby, and licking my NOSE!!!!!!!! Thanks AGAIN, you guys!!!!! :biggrin If old Nina could type, I am sure she would be thanking you, as well!