A Saanen doe, nearly 14 years old, has stopped ruminating. The vet came yesterday and tried injections of calcium and a steroid. I first noticed that she looked too fat last Tuesday. Then by Friday morning I thought she seemed sick. 4-5 weeks ago, she got her collar entangled on another goat's horn and was strangled and had stopped breathing. We were able to bring her around, but she has shown signs of slowing down since then. Vet said perhaps the nerve (starts with a V) that regulates the rumen could have been damages, or perhaps it's just old age, or a tumor. She is HUGE with much fluid in her rumen, but walks around and has no fever and is not in pain. Her sides heave as if she is trying to move the rumen to chew cud, but with no success. This is NOT bloat, her sides are slack. We are observing and have slight hope of recovery, but not completely given up yet. Has anyone ever had a goat just stop ruminating? What did you do?