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Old 06-20-2013, 01:06 AM   #1
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I have a doeling who is a yr and a half old. She came from a cae free closed herd. My only other doe is cae negative. She has never been bred. I don't have a buck so she could not be pregnant. Her udder has slowly been growing and is about the size of a large grapefruit. When I "milk" her, I can get out little streams of clear, watery liquid. She does not have a fever and her udder is not hot or sore....just huge and rock hard....any clues??? Please help!!! Sorry to post this again, but I need info.... I don't want this little girl hurt



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Old 06-20-2013, 01:41 AM   #2
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looks like you might have a precocious udder...
No fever? how does the udder feel..hard or soft..no heat??

If all feels well I would leave it alone...dont milk her..I would also make a date for her to meet Mr. Right so she can get a real udder...she most likley will be a wonderful high producing milker...



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VERY hard, not heat. I googled precocious udder and it doesn't really sound like it....not sure though

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The stream does not look like milk, but just like water....

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Mastitis is almost never even like that between the 2 sides. Usually it's only 1 side and very uneven. To me it looks precocious. Even an udder that is developing for a pregnancy starts off with clear fluid before changing to milk. Same thing for a precocious udder.

I'd stop milking her and just monitor it. If you really are worried, you can do a culture and then not milk her again.

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A PU doesnt always produce milk...could also be false pregancy..they will "carry" full termm make an udder, not always milk,,,I had one hat had a colostrum like stuff on one side and clear liquid on the other...Once they "Deliver" a what is called a cloud burst, which is basically like a water balloon popping they can come back in heat...
Is she acting well other wise? eating drinking pooping berries, peeing, bright eye and alert??

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Oh! Good to know...this really helps.

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I agree with lotsofgoats...it looks good..nice and round...not odd shaped or uneven...I would not milk... and as she said if things change and get scary...you can have some fluid from it tested..

were you going to breed her?? if so this is a good time...get her to produce you a very nice udder...

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Thanks so much guys! Y'all are so helpful and nice....you really took a load off my mind!!

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Yes, we had a doe with a PU, looked just like that. I agree with the others, that's probably what it is.
Okay, now I'm butting in again, but I have a question: why do goats get false pregnancies and what causes them? I think one of ours (Danielle) had one on year, but not sure.



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