I'm hoping someone can give me some advise. I have a female goat that has not had a baby for many years. She is at least 10 years old. In the spring I noticed that she had lost a lot of weight and after further observation, found that she had a hole in her udder. Her udder was also very hard. Felt like there was a large mass. There was a lot of discharge coming out of the hole. Sometimes its a liquid, sometimes its like cottage cheese and sometimes it looks like flesh that is turning grey/black. Long story short, I have had the vet out 3 times. The first time, I was given antibiotics to inject and told to flush her udder thru the hole daily with Betadine/Saline solution. There was no change. Vet came out again and did a bacterial test. There were 3 types of bacteria in her udder. Based on this, the vet provided another round of shots. There was no change. Lastly I was given a round of cortisone injections. There was no change. Since then I have been flushing it and spraying Vetricyn in the hole and around the outside and giving her a half bute a day. This morning I noticed that the end of her teat is turning grey/black. I know this has to be so painful for her so I'm considering just putting her down. I don't know what else to do. I have been fighting this for 6 months. That being said, she is eating, in fact she is pretty chubby and as loving as ever. Hoping someone out there can give me some advise or suggestions other than having her udder removed. I can't afford to do that. Thanks so much.