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One of my doe's has a hard udder and I'm pretty sure it is mastitis. She is due to kid in early March. It is like a large clump in one side of her udder. What should I give her?

I have read that some use a hot pack, tea tree oil, peppermint oil or garlic. Would that be enough? Should I just try a hot pack and tea tree oil at first? I think she has a bad case of it.

Should I use something like ToDAY or penicillin?

thank so much everyone!
 

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Good questions.

Other than the things you have mentioned to do for her.

You need to milk her out as much as possible.
Heat pack for 20 minutes, I use a hot water bottle, massage(knead) for 20 minutes and then milk her again.
Getting out as much as possible. Then infuse today if in milk or tomorrow if dry.
Though you can use either, if you cannot get the other at the moment.
Repeat every 12 hours.

It is good to take a sample of it first before doing meds so you know if the today or tomorrow will kill off the mastitis.
 

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She is a - on a neg on a CAE test recently. A picture would not show much. It more as if she has one side of the udder larger than the other. Did a hot pack/with tea tree oil and ToDAY...will keep doing that. Anything else I should do?
 

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I have had does with a hard udder that one half had no milk . but the other side made up for the bad side and she held twins with no problem
 
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