Re: Dry, Bred doe has mastitis?!!

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Posted by Vicki McGaugh on December 01, 2000 at 12:26:28:

In Reply to: Dry, Bred doe has mastitis?!! posted by Nat on November 30, 2000 at 18:35:33:

A very dear friend of mine is going through the very same thing with an aged doe. You really need to express some of the material out of the udder and have it cultured. You will need to put her on systemic antibiotics that will kill the specific organism that is in their and then also infuse the udder. Guessing on what to use isn't going to do her any good if we guess wrong! Might want to go to Nubain Talk and look through the messages, Tim Pruitt was just fighting something very similar to this in a dry doe, you could contact him privately or read through the messages from about 2 weeks ago and see what he chose to do. A doe who is competitive enough to be shown at the Nationals certainly deserves a little money spent for a milk test and appropriate treatment. While you are waiting for the test results to come back you could always use, milking the infected side out, penicillin at 300,000 units given at 3cc per 50 pounds, subq, and infusing the side with Today, morning and night, milking it out before reapplying it. When you do clear the infection, she needs to have both sides of her udder infused with dry cow. She is also a candidate for dry cowing, keeping her in milk, dont let her stay dry for a whole year, and culturing her milk before you dry her up next year, hopefully only 50 days before she kids. Vicki

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