Hello! This is my first post that's not on the welcome forum! :greengrin: Well, the farm where I work has been having a lot of strange health problems with their goat herd this year. We run a raw goat milk dairy and raise primarily Saanens and some Alpine and Nubian crosses. Anyway, it's kidding season, and just this past Thursday (4 days ago) one of our oldest and very best producer kidded two beautiful twin girls! :girl: :girl: The only problem is that the doe, "Falsie" has CAE so we removed her doelings, we are now milking her out by hand, pasteurizing her milk, and feeding it to her kids. I have been milking her out myself daily for several days and her just udder keeps getting bigger and bigger, which would normally be fantastic . . . except I can hardly get any milk to come out of her :worried: Her udder is so big that she's having a hard time walking and her teats are only a few inches from the ground (and she's the biggest and tallest goat we have . . . including the buck). A little bit of medical history on Falsie: When I first began work at this farm 8 months ago Falsie had been plagued with chronic mastitis for weeks. My mentor and I sent a sample of milk from each half of her udder to the lab and the result was Enterococcus sp. of mastitis. It only showed sensitivity to Novobiocin and Ampicillin. I gave her an infusion of Albadry Plus (Penicillin and Novobiocin combination) in both halves of her udder and dried her up. Her udder is now pretty badly scarred inside from the mastitis so it's naturally hard in some places. But I've been monitoring it during her dry season and the right half has always been really big . . . never this big. I am milking Falsie once a day and I can still squeeze out about 1/4 of a gallon of milk from her . . . but there's so much left in there and her udder is absolutely rock hard. Since she has CAE I expected mastitis problems, but this is getting out of hand. She doesn't even want to walk out to pasture with everyone else anymore. Is there any way I can encourage more milk let-down so I can relieve the pressure in her udder? Is there some way I can make her more comfortable, at least? I feel so bad for her :tears: Edit: Oops . . . I think I forgot to mention some important stuff: 1) Her udder is not hot, nor is she feverish 2) Falsie is 11 years old and has had 2 CAE flare-ups in the 8 months I've been here (pneumonia-like symptoms and arthritis) 3) We do not separate the adult CAE pos and neg goats because our farm is a non-profit organization and we do not have the funds or the land to take those kinds of extreme measures against CAE. We have only started removing doelings this year to try to breed CAE out of the herd. And most importantly! :wink: 4) Falsie is so named because when she was born they thought her momma had a false pregnancy or never got pregnant at all. Her mom didn't get big in the tummy, didn't come into milk, didn't act like she was ready to kid at all and then one morning Falsie had arrived!