Next in-coming patient is due to arrive in a few hours ... 4 yr old British Alpine doe, kidded 1 -2 wks ago with twins. Currently presenting with lethargy and sudden scours. She comes from a herd which lost 3 does yesterday. The first two showed no symptoms of ill heath when observed in the morning, 3 - 4 hrs later they were dead, with excessive scouring covering the animal and bedding, although there were no previous signs of scouring. The third doe displayed lethargy and scouring for several hours before dying. These does have all kidded in the last 2 - 3 wks, most rearing triplets, some rearing twins. One thing notable about this herd is that all the does are extremely overweight, fat to the point of being morbidly obese. The does are being fed ad lib grass hay and have got green pasture growth up to their bellies. Until this happened the does were also being fed whole grain barley and wheat almost ad lib. The grain has now been removed from them. They do not have access to mineral blocks. So ..... method of attack when this doe gets here, fluid therapy, heavy antibiotics, glucose supplementation. I'm honestly not sure what is wrong with them, except maybe a really nasty bacterial infection. The does who died were 12 - 14 yrs old but this british alpine doe is much younger. She is the only dairy doe in the herd, the rest are boer and boer cross. She is also the only young doe in the herd, the rest are between 9 and 16 years old. Local vets have been consulted, with unsatisfactory results. Diagnoses range from scours due to gorging on green feed, to grass tetany (hypomagnasemia). Treatment was to feed oaten hay only. No antibiotics, supportive therapy etc :roll: Since there have been several sheep and cattle deaths around the area, the vets do not seem to be concerned about a few goats dying. Note that this is not my vet, my vet knows if they treated me like that I'd never be coming back Your thoughts?