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  1. Dairy Diaries
    Sorry for a long post, I feel overwhelmed and without resources, I have a first time freshening Saanen doe with mastitis. I raised goats for years when I was younger and am getting back into it now though this is the first time I’m dealing with mastitis. She’s been to the vet three days ago and...
  2. Dairy Diaries
    Forgive the freak out, but I just discovered that my doe who gave birth to twins two days ago has a horrible case of mastitis. Her udder is mostly lumps and I barely got a half teaspoon of milk out. I tested the milk and sure enough, she has mastitis. She's a two year old Nigora/Pygmy and this...
  3. Health & Wellness
    3yo Alpine never bred, has produced milk for the second time. First time tried to just ignore her and see if she would just dry up, our Nubian did the same thing at the same time and did dry up in just a few days, but the Alpine just filled up and began acting uncomfortable so went ahead and...
  4. Dairy Diaries
    We're drying off our doe in preparation for breeding this fall. She was a once a day milker to begin with, we moved to every 36 hours for 2 milking sessions, then 48 hours for 3 milking sessions, then 60 hours for 2 sessions, then 72 hours for 2 sessions, and tonight was the first 84 hours. I...
  5. Dairy Diaries
    I just tested my goat for mastitis (I think it was precocious udder and she contracted mastitis. She's never kidded) and I'm not sure if she has it. The milk from her right side chamber is a bit thicker but no visible clumps. I would say about the consistency of slimy maple syrup. I can't tell...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Hey everyone..I'll introduce myself later...I'm new to goats (like a week new) I have nigerian dwarf/nubian mix 3 year old doe. Bought her literally one week ago today. She had a buck and he was weaned..At least 3 weeks possibly longer. Well her udders are turning blue. Going to attach...
  7. Health & Wellness
    My Nubian doe is turning 15 in July, but I still want to help however I can. She was completely fine until a couple months ago. She started losing weight around February and I treated extensively for worms in March. We found she had a long, broken molar on the top right so she was set for...
  8. Health & Wellness
    Hi All! I have been struggling with this off and on for years now, and it's out of control this time. I have a 10 year old nubian doe, Louise. I've only bred her twice. It's been almost 5 years since the last time she was bred. Last month one side of her udder started filling up. I milked out a...
  9. Dairy Diaries
    We have a 5 year old saanen that has freshened 3 times, the third being about 3 months ago. We just separated her kid for weaning about a week ago. The doe has a recurring issue of blood in the milk. The milk looks and smells normal when it is fresh. After sitting in the fridge for more than 24...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Yesterday we noticed that one of our does had a teat that was larger than the other. She was acting normal and eating fine and was extremely hard to catch as always. Upon feeling her, she has one teat that is swollen and hard/lumpy. I didn't notice any heat to it. It looks like maybe it has...
  11. Health & Wellness
    My doe has mastitis, already done with antibiotics and doing better but still has a hard udder and still has a very small amount of light yellow watery liquid coming out when milked. My vet had me order Go-dry. He says follow the instructions on the label but it’s for cows! Also the instructions...
  12. Health & Wellness
    One of our goat does Annie gave birth to a baby girl on December 14, 2018. This is her first time having a baby. She is still very young and we were not planning her pregnancy. Unfortunately, her baby died after 9 days. I decided to dry Annie off but I didn't milk her for a couple of days. When...
  13. Health & Wellness
    I had advertised that I needed a Doe in milk for my current puppies. I have a litter of 11 beautiful Border Collies on the ground! Yippie! Here is a picture of one of the beautiful boys! He is darling. Took this today! A good friend said that he had a Doe which had given birth to two...
  14. Health & Wellness
    We have a new Nigerian Dwarf doe that had triplets almost three weeks ago; she's never let them nurse very much, seems annoyed with them so we supplement a bit with a bottle. My human kids let me know that they are hardly ever seeing her let them nurse now, and that her udder felt hot today...
  15. Health & Wellness
    My lamancha is due to kid in about 3 weeks and I noticed her udders beginning to develop ( this will be her first freshening) yesterday I noticed one side looked much larger than the other. When I went to feel it it felt hard while the smaller side was soft. Is it possible she has mastitis...
  16. Health & Wellness
    Hopefully this is the right section since it's a health related milking question. I was told once that, after milking, leaving the goat on the milking stand and allowing her orifices to contract will reduce chances of mastitis. I've googled a bit and per usual I can't come up with the correct...
  17. Dairy Diaries
    My oldest (8-10 yr) doe kidded in September 2014. I milked her for several months but when she was below a pint I let her dry up. She is penned with 4 other does who are being milked, about half an acre of pasture. Next pen has a 2 year old doe and 5 kids (4 and 5 months). The bucks are far off...
  18. Health & Wellness
    I am posting this as a new thread- thanks to all who helped with my questions about my sick doe Griselda. Now we know what we are dealing (staph aureus mastitis) but have never handled this before, so any advice in how to help her would be great! Quick recap: 2 weeks ago I found Griselda...
  19. Dairy Diaries
    Hi folks, I have a 2nd freshener who always gets a little thickening and lumpy during her heat. Her milk production drops a considerable amount during heat. She just finished a heat and one side of her udder is still thick and her milk has serum in it. There are no clots, blood or smelly...
  20. Health & Wellness
    our girl Poppy who has been our star milker caught mastitis for the first time this year... and first time on our farm, which later turned to gang green. The vet and I fought her through infection and fever along with Tomorrow. The mastitis lump turned hard and worked its way out of udder...
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