I have a Saanen goat that recently got black mastitis. She is not mine, but my roommates. I was in charge of milking her. The 17th of this month I milked her and noticed she had a pinprick leak, but being a novice milker, I didn't think anything of it. The 18th I go out to milk her and the bottom portion of her right udder has turned purple and cool to the touch. The milk coming out was yellow and stringy. The vet could not make it out that night so she came on the 19th and gave her an antibiotic shot, a b vitamin boost, a pain relieving shot, and put a mastitis tube(I think is was "Today") up into her teat. She recovered her happy nature, but the udder will not heal. I know it is a forgone conclusion that she will slough the bad area. My problem: I have still been trying to milk her out every day. The skin has come off and she has a delineated area of good and bad. I am leaving the country for 2 weeks. I fear she is going to slough it while I am gone and my male roommates will not give her the attention and love she needs to heal. I have a few questions on what they will still need to do while I am gone. Will she still need to have the affected side milked? Will she need any more antibiotic shot during the sloughing? I have scarlet oil and bag balm that I have been putting on her daily. What can be done about cleaning the open wound when it does slough? Any help here would be much appreciated.