Hello all- long time lurker/reader, first time poster, hoping to get some good opinions, advice... Long story short, I have a nubian doe who is milking on one side (breeder advised me to not milk the other side due to mastitis right after freshening. This didn't occur while she was at my barn, but while breeder still had her. One might ask why did you buy a doe milking on one side- she has had beautiful triplets on every birth, and makes a gallon plus a day even from the one side. ) So I have been milking the one side normally. Last Tuesday, she had a lump in her milk at the start of milking. I squirted it out, and she milked normally- no pain, heat or anything weird, except when I washed out the paper filter, there were tiny spots of blood and some stringiness in the milk. The blood spotting lasted a few days, I kept an eye on her temp, and gave her peppermint oil massage and a squirt of her own milk drench. The blood went away for a couple days, and I kind of assumed that it was from one of the other girls whacking her one in the udder. (I can't believe how rough they all are sometimes!) The stringiness continued, though. When I check the filter, there have been very small, soft almost like cheesy looking strings- maybe about an eighth to quarter teaspoon. I'm not sure if this was there before the blood spots, because I didn't really check the filter that closely... Otherwise, milk is normal. Smells good, tastes good. I asked the breeder about the lump, she said sometimes that happens. Last night, she had another couple tiny blood spots in the milk, and when I just milked her tonight, she had another lump in the beginning. Any advice or related experiences? :?