This has not been a great winter for our animals. We had a sick boer doeling (I posted about her). Temp, pain, losing flesh. 2 rounds of strong antibiotic seems to have turned her around. About two weeks ago, her sister, healthy, beautiful, died of bloat (or something like it). She was fine one minute, and dead ten minutes later. We have a lamb on her 3rd round of strong antibiotics who can't shake a chest infection. She is fine while on the meds, and relapses as soon as she is off. Two days ago I noticed one of our pygmys coughing and breathing a bit hard. Temp 104. He is on his third day of Pen Aqueous (which our vet says is basically useless). His temp is down but still respiratory problems. Last evening I noticed our boer doe (mother to the two in the first paragraph) grunts softly when she breathes. Otherwise she seems perfectly fine. Under normal circumstances I might not have even noticed, but after this winter my senses are on high alert. I'll keep an eye on her, but good grief!