HELP PINK MILK!

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by ohiogoatgirl, May 9, 2011.

  1. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

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    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    been milking for 3 days. twice a day. the doe is saanen, born february 2009, kidded may 1, 2011. was with the kids until the last 3 days. the milk has been fine but tonights and last nights milk was pink. not really pink, like just noticable pink. but the mornings milk was fine and the other milkings.
    my dad said somethin about when cows first freshening they get bloody milk. i never heard of that... then he said maybe it was mastitis.
    help please?!
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    you need to get it tested for mastitis
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  4. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

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    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    how do i test it? is it somethin i need a vet for or a little kit thing i could buy at tractor supply?
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    here is a link to it... viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6356&p=79647&hilit=mastitis+soap+test#p79647
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I bought mastitis test strips from Jeffers - I've seen them at TSC too
     
  7. icboers

    icboers New Member

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    Dec 6, 2010
    Blue Ridge,TX
    It could also be caused by an injury to the udder(stepped on, butted, kicked etc) or roughness at milking. It is caused by the capillaries becoming weak and bursting.

    My doe did this for almost a week and she was 2 months fresh, I had just bought her and the lady was using a machine and I was hand milking, the change caused her to have pink milk.

    The good news is its easy to fix, feed her Chewable Vitamin C. my doe loves hers. She gets 5,000mg per day. You can also crush them and put over feed. It cleared mine up in about 4 days.

    Karla
     
  8. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

    771
    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    last nights milk was not pink and not this mornings milk either.
    there are no other signs of mastitis other then pink milk.
    i'm thinking it may have just been from me milking. because she's a first frenshener and learning stand manners and my hands are getting back into the swing of things again. i havent milked in about two years...
     
  9. lissablack

    lissablack New Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Chances are it is capillaries leaking. I have a doe who does this, or would, occasionally, if I could get her pregnant.

    Jan
     
  10. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

    771
    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    well milk is not pink again today and it tastes fine to me... although my dad says it hits his togue weird... ya, this from the guy who eats fried peanut butter and onion sandwiches. and thousand island dressing on lasagna. i dont want to know how anything hits his tongue...
     
  11. jduwall

    jduwall New Member

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    Aug 7, 2009
    so glad to hear that (about the clear milk) lol ;)