No CAE, No Mastitis, but Lumpy Udder

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by Rechellef, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Rechellef

    Rechellef New Member

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    May 17, 2011
    Northeast Tennessee
    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? :ponder:
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    you arent talking about the mammary tissue right?
     

  3. Rechellef

    Rechellef New Member

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    May 17, 2011
    Northeast Tennessee
    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.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    some goats have a pocket for a forudder - thats probably what you are feeling. Its part of the mammary glands
     
  5. luvmyherd

    luvmyherd Active Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    NorCal
    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.
     
  6. Rechellef

    Rechellef New Member

    35
    May 17, 2011
    Northeast Tennessee
    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.
     
  7. katie

    katie Care giver of 4 milkers, one doeling, and One beau

    915
    Dec 3, 2012
    Centerburg OH
    my doe has a lumpy udder too but in the back. :dazed: