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  1. Health & Wellness
    So this is a weird one. I've got two pregnant does, one who is 105 days into her second pregnancy, and one who is a first freshener at 82 days. The first freshener is probably carrying triplets (we can see two on ultrasound for sure, vet thinks she is hiding another one up front). I have been...
  2. Health & Wellness
    I have a doe who has both mastitis & an injured teat end. To milk her I must remove a scab at the teat orifice. At next milking it is again scabbed over. There has to be a way to get her milked & treated when necessary without the pain of removing a scab each time. Also, there needs to be a way...
  3. Waiting Room
    So, today I noticed my first freshener, MoonPie, developing an udder. Two days ago she had absolutely nothing, and now she definitely has a bag. I didn't expect her to kid until around April or May, but my breeding dates may be wrong. Is developing an udder a sure sign of kidding in the next...
  4. Health & Wellness
    One of my Does kidded early March. She is still letting the kids nurse but I also often see them fight for a teat. I know they are getting plenty of milk and are thriving and growing. I'm worried that they are the cause of the scabbing at the base of her teats... Any advice for what to do...
  5. Health & Wellness
    Our milk goat got a cut on her teat this evening (on the side that her kid does not nurse on). It is not deep, but more like an inch wide triangle shape tear. We are going to clean it, and just keep an eye on the healing to see if we can milk her, but not this evening (we switched from morning...
  6. Goat Management
    Super confused! We have our first kid on the ground (sadly the other we had bred miscarried, boo.). We checked her over when she was born and her teats were 1x1. Flash forward to yesterday (she will be a month old next week) and I notice that one side is now split. Hmm!! My question is that...
  7. Dairy Diaries
    Boer doe kidded twins last year, her first with us. One teat would not open, tried milking her, put her on a pump. Could not get a single drop. So we just watched her carefully for mastitis and followed the babies' weights closely. Ended up supplementing one. Fast forward.....same doe just...
  8. Dairy Diaries
    Wondering how many out there use their own recipe for teat dip or teat wash. If so, what is it? Or do you use a certain commercial variety?
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