This is a new one to me. I raise Boers and am expecting my does to start kidding any day now. 2 weeks ago, one of my best does started limping. Not thinking anything bout it (I was battleing hoof scald) thought she had sore feet and doctored her with Pen48 and Oxytet on her hooves. The next day she was still laying around, so I took her in the barn. Had some trouble gettin up, but thought it was due to being SO heavy with kids (Indy was HUGE). She also didnt eat much, not at all like her. Got home after work, and still no improvement. So I called a dairy goat lady (we have no vets local who deal with goats) and she said milk fever, give her calcium and Karo. Started dosing with that. Got her up and she waslked around the stall 3 or 4 different times. Called out a vet the next morning, ( I knew I was in trouble when the 60 something vet kept calling her a ewe and my buck a ram) said she had Pregnancy toxemia and I was doing all I could do for her, gave her some B complex and drenched her with Magna-lax. He could do a c-section, but she was going to die and the kids were going to die anyway. He could give her some Dex, but she was going to die and her kids were going to die anyway. Said it was caused from her being too fat, or too skinny, Her being a large doe, carrying multiples, change in weather, (we had on day it was 70, the next 20) not enough feed (they have a feeder thats full all the time) not enough quality hay ( they are on pasture and have rolls of grass and baled hay, I have since started putting out alfalfa, too) Needless to say, I wasnt happy with his farm call. I opted to try and save her myself. Sadly Indy died last Friday night. Now I have ANOTHER one!!! I have been Power Punching her, Karo in her water and also dreching her with it, last night I got a Cal-mag-cobalt tube and gave her some of that. She is still eating and I make her get up and walk around everytime I go to the barn. But she has lost a lot of weight. This has been going on a week. My question is: I have several more does that look like they are having twins. I have started putting Karo in thier water tank to try and up the carbs ( I have read that a doe with twins needs 180% more carbs at the last 2 weeks that a doe with singles) and feeding them 16% sweet feed and all the alfalfa they can eat. I am terrified of loosing any more! Does anyone have any more suggestions? Am I messing up, putting the Karo in the water trough? They are all drinking the crap out of water now! LOL I have been raising Boers for 4 years and have never had this happen. PLEASE HELP!!!