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Old 03-25-2013, 08:15 PM   #1
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One of our goats just got over a sore on her udder that bled. I out salve on it and that helped but then another one of our goats got the same thing. and now another one is getting a sore like it except it doesn't bleed. Am I doing things wrong? why do they keep getting sores? Do I need to clean it better? I feel really bad for my goats because it hurts them.



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Old 03-25-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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can you post a picture of the sore., you say the sore is painful?...is it a single sore? does she have fever...Im sure its nothing you did or didnt do...goats are complicated animals..: )



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they don't have fevers. yes it's just a single. It's a lot like wound that we have with a scab over top. every time I milk the scab comes off and it starts bleeding.

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they arn't very painful but enough that it annoys them

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its hard when they are in the milking spots ; ( Might put a bandaid during milking to protect the scab..just remove it when you are done...
are the sores in the same spot as the other doe? perhaps something that they like to rub on or lay near...( just trying to get an idea here lol) same size and shape..?? what kind of salve did you use on it before?

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They probably have staph infection. You may want to clean their udders at least twice a day with Chlorhexidine. Put a little NuStock on it after milking.

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what is puzzling me Karen is its just one sore...??? Would staph be only one spot? its strange...if it was infectious you would think there would be more than one sore...I asked a ton of questions..but inquiring minds need to know

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its hard when they are in the milking spots ; ( Might put a bandaid during milking to protect the scab..just remove it when you are done...
are the sores in the same spot as the other doe? perhaps something that they like to rub on or lay near...( just trying to get an idea here lol) same size and shape..?? what kind of salve did you use on it before?
they are not in the same places and they have varied in size a little. I will try the band aid idea. they are not in the same place. yes they are the same shape.
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They probably have staph infection. You may want to clean their udders at least twice a day with Chlorhexidine. Put a little NuStock on it after milking.
Do you think baby wipes would work? my mom still has some left over from our last baby. If not where can I get Chlorhexidine
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I don't know it doesn't seem to be infectious and yes it is just one spot they continue giving a good amount of milk and eating drinking. Another posibility is that there is somehting in our stall or along our fence that their udders are catching on and getting hurt



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