Dry Doe With Mastitis/Hard Udder

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Cinnamon101, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. Cinnamon101

    Cinnamon101 New Member

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    Oct 17, 2020
    Ohio
    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!
     
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Can you post a picture of it?
     

  3. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Has she been tested for CAE?
     
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  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    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.
     
  5. Cinnamon101

    Cinnamon101 New Member

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    Oct 17, 2020
    Ohio
    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?
     
  6. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Just heat, massage, milk. Repeat at least twice a day.
     
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  7. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    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