Help! Mastitis?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by GCKRanch, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. GCKRanch

    GCKRanch New Member

    May 27, 2014
    Fort Myers, FL
    Adding to the list of issues we've been having this season, I just went to milk one of our new moms who only has one kid (the other was stolen). She had a lot of blood in her milk, and the more I milked her the more the milk went from red to pink. Her udder is lumpy, hot and huge. She appears to be breathing heavily. Should I call the vet? Is this mastitis? What do I do?
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    If you feel more comfortable calling the vet, do that. Otherwise put peppermint oil or bag balm on, massage well and milk out. You need her milked out to infuse the mastitis treatment.

  3. TDG-Farms

    TDG-Farms Dave (TDG Farms) S.E. Washington State

    Jul 12, 2013
    she is not going to like it but she will need to be milked out several times a day outta that side and treated. A round of penicillin might not hurt either if it gets bad enough. Not sure if its today or tomorrow that you wanna use. One of them has more anti biotics then the other.