Post Number: 17
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
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|Posted on Monday, September 19, 2005 - 02:55 am: |
Likley she is still just absorbing the leftover milk and everything is fine. A doe's udder may not return to perfectly flat or perfectly even between kiddings especially if the last time she had a single who probably used one side of her udder more than the other. Do watch her now that you have removed the protective waxy teat plugs until new ones form. Mastitis in dry does is very rare, especially if she had a trouble free lactation. Mastitis is not nearly as common as you might think. In 15 years of raising nearly 200 goats I have had 3 cases of mastitis in my does, only one resulted in permanent damage.
Don S (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
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|Posted on Monday, September 19, 2005 - 12:46 am: |
I have a 6 yr old doe that had twins back in February. She alreay weaned them by now. One side udder looks norm and drawn back up. But I notice the other side of her udder had a bulge at bottom. When I felt of it the center of the buldge had hardness then surrounded by soft liquid feeling. I tried to milk off some to see what it was like. Was white but with some sticky consistency and not very runny. The normal side, I got a an almost clear watery liquid.
The doe is eating ok and acting her normal self. He temp tonight is 103.3. I guess perhaps is normal because a little hot in the barn also.
Could this be some sort of mastatis? Could the hardness in the center indicated an udder infection? I am afraid if I do nothing that side will go bad for next kidding. What type of treatment should I give her? I had good luck with Ceflak infusion on a similar case in past.