I have a nubian doe who is almost 4 years old now. We purchased her two years ago and was told that she had kidded twins once and was perfectly healthy. Last April she kidded a single and I battled mastitis from the day after the kid was born on one side of her udder until June when it finally spread to the other side. At that point I treated her on both sides and dried her up. She dried up quickly, udder became soft again. She kidded again not quite two weeks ago, another single, and once again the udder is hard on one side...the same side. I put her on the stand today and stripped her down as much as possible, massaged her with peppermint oil and tried a tip I read online. I feed her back a portion of the milk. I read that they would begin to create antibodies to the infection. I do not know if it will work but I can't take another season of constant infections and milk down the drain. So much hard work with no reward. Does anyone have any advice on treating mastitis? Today/Tomorrow have not worked for us. I plan to start trying to feed her garlic tomorrow. That may be the one thing I've read that I haven't already tried.