I bought a doe in Jan who kidded a few days ago. The left side of her udder is very hard, no milk will come out. Right side is ok, a little milk. I took her to the vet who said it is CAE causing the problem. I knew she was thin when I purchased her, but they said it was because she wasn't eating grain just hay. I bought her anyway because she was so sweet. Anyway, my question is.......... How bad can a hard udder get? I would like to keep this nanny as a pet because she is so very sweet. She follows you like a dog, sleeps in the dog house and just roams the yard. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body. She is my favorite goat, but I had no idea she was ill when I got her. I separated the kid at birth because we had planned to bottle feed. Now I am very glad of that because it may have saved his life. I have separated the nanny from the herd, and just let her roam the property unfenced like a dog. The other goats are in the pasture or in the barn except for a couple of new kids in the house being bottle fed. Our kids are drinking milk from another nanny. Our vet gave the CAE doe two shots of antibiotics and hormones. I have put hotpacks on her, milked her several times a day, massaged her udder, etc. But there is just no milk on the left side, and it is hard like stone. What would any of you do in our place? The vet suggested culling her.