I struggled wether to post this or not but in my struggle to doctor and figure out what was wrong with my goats I had a hard time finding alot of information on what my goats had with the symptoms they had. I figure by getting this out it could help someone else. Starting at the beginning I purchased 5 goats from out of state and after getting them home they came down with what I figured was shipping fever due to the long ride home. I started them on antibiotics put in their water for 7 days and they seemed to clear up only to have the runny nose come back, clear up, come back and so on. They also had the occasional cough with the runny nose but never a fever so I left them alone only giving vit C in their water. I had found out through the grape vine that the farm I purchased the 5 goats from had a goat die with Pasteurella Pneumonia but was never contacted personally. I watched but never treated due to no fevers and the goats seemed fine other than every few days a runny nose. Well New Years weekend I had 3 goats come down with fevers, a cough and then a runny nose. Within just a day I had 10 out of 13 goats with a runny nose and cough. The only three goats that didn't get sick came from a farm who vaccinates for it. I have spent the last few days doing alot of research and talking to some breeders who I really trust and have experience with this. I now know through a nasal swab that I am dealing with Pasteurella Pneumonia herd wide. Thankfully when the fevers happened with the 3 goats I started Bio-mycin 200 injections on them and got the fevers down. Through speaking with a breeder who has experience with this I now have my whole herd on Aureomycin crumbles top dressed on their feed daily for the winter. This is how Pasteurella Pneumonia works. Pasteurella is a bacteria not a disease and it is spread like a virus through nasal drainage goat to goat and lives in the nasal cavity keeping the goats imune system lowered just enough that the goat can not build immunity to the bug. Full blown cases of Pasteurella Pneumonia can at any time of stress break out in one or more goats. Each time a full blow case happens the goat can develop scar tissue in the lungs and when treated with antibiotic shots for as many as 7 to 10 days you get the Pasteurella numbers down but not gone. Another outbreak can happen at anytime. By using the antibiotic shots followed by long term use of Aureomycin Crumbles or Aureomycin calf feed you keep the Pasturella numbers down long enough for the goat to build up its immune system and build immunity to Pasteurella there by breaking the cycle. When I have broken the Pasteurella cycle I will be vaccinating for it yearly from now on. The Aureomycin crumbles keep a low does of antibiotic in the goats system to help keep the bacteria number low enough for the goat to build up it's immune system to fight the Pasteurella and then the vaccine given a month before kidding kicks the does system to build up antibody's and then pass those on to their kids through nursing. I personally do not like antibiotics and definitely not long term but sometimes we have to do what we do not like. Aureomycin crumbles should not be used unless you know for sure this is what you are dealing with and should be used according to directions on the bag using the calf dose. I hope in posting this that when someone is struggling with what I was they can know from reading this to get a nasel swab run find out what is up and then know how to get rid of this and not just treat the symptoms time and time again only to have outbreaks happen time and time again. Please understand not every runny nose is Pasteurella and a nasel swap should be done to confirm. Not everyone is going to agree with my plan of treatment but I have started this and I am going to trust the information I have gotten and follow through with the treatment I have started. Also anyone who has purchased a goat from me after October 15th 1007 to Jan 1 2008 and you have not been contacted by me it is due to me losing your contact information and please contact me if you are concerned in any way about this. The health and well being of my goats and any goats I have sold is very important to me.