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Old 06-10-2011, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default No CAE, No Mastitis, but Lumpy Udder

My Saanen doe Sugar is my star milker. She has great handles, wonderful orafice, and milks down easily. However, during my second milking today I noticed that the front portion of both udders were lumpy. She is still nursing her son, but he is drinking less as I get ready to wean him. The lumps were the same size and in the same location. Generally her udder is butter soft when she milks down except when I KNOW she's holding back for her son. Is there any other reason she would have a lumpy udder?



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Old 06-10-2011, 02:23 AM   #2
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you arent talking about the mammary tissue right?



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Old 06-10-2011, 02:50 AM   #3
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you arent talking about the mammary tissue right?
It is a "U" shaped pocket in the front portion of her udder - It might be mammary related, but I don't know the anatomy well enough. The rest of her udder is normal.
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some goats have a pocket for a forudder - thats probably what you are feeling. Its part of the mammary glands

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That does sound normal. I noticed it pronounced in one of my FF's this year and freaked out. Then I checked my other does and realized they all had it to some degree.

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Mkes sense - they are in evenly sized and shaped. None of my other does have it to this degree, but now that I feel them, I can feel it a little on them too.

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my doe has a lumpy udder too but in the back.



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