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Posted by Leah on June 27, 2002 at 19:49:11:

Hi all,

I have a yearling doe who I thought was going to kid around the 14th. Her udder was beginning to fill and her ligaments were getting loose.

However, to my dismay, she proved to not be pregnant after all. However, her udder has continued to enlarge, more on one side than the other. In fact this enlarged side is quite tight and firm...not rock hard yet, but definitely firm. I am certain she has a precocious udder, yet am unsure what (if anything) I need to do at this point.

A fellow goat breeder said that I should not milk her out under any circumstances. That this could ruin her udder forever. But I'm concerned that the condition will worsen. Also, when she does freshen next year, will she continue to have a lopsided udder? I'm not sure I want this trait present in my herd.

Thanks for your help!


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