I am a bit puzzled about the apparent difference in the amount of thiamine needed to treat people and goats. Here in the African sticks we do not have a great choice of veterinary drugs. Last week at a local pharmacy I was excited to find vitamin-B complex, even though it was in tablet form. I bought a couple of hundred, because I sometimes see short-term, neurological symptoms in my goat kids. The composition of each tablet is given as: thiamine hydrochloride (vit B-1) BP: 1 mg riboflavin (vit B-2) BP: 1 mg nicotinamide BP: 15 mg When taken by people as a treatment, the dose for these tablets is 2 tablets every 8 hours. That is only 6 mg of thiamine per day. Now, from a search here, I see that if a goat is to be treated with thiamine, the dose is 10 mg/kg, initially injected IM, then SC, and finally can be administered orally, repeated every 6 hours. So, for a 50 kg (110 lb) goat that is 500 mg every 6 hours, for a total of 2400 mg per day. Can anyone comment on the apparent difference in the doses for people and goats? Maybe I have my sums wrong. Does it make sense to make 1 mg thiamine tablets for people? If these tablets really contain only 1 mg of thiamine, then I would have to give a 50 kg goat 500 of them every 6 hours, which of course is absurd.