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I gave her benamine for the fever and 1 round of antibiotics. Do I strip the side the infef is on? She is nursing 2 babies right now and I just need to know what to do. How often should she get antibiotics? Help me please
 

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You have two threads up. I'm going to combine them to keep things easy for you to follow.
 
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Here is what you wrote on the other post. .

"I think mama goat has mastitis, One side of her utter is really hard and red and more swollen, and I even melted out some chunky milk, she's been giving some benamine for her fever and she was given some antibiotics, do I keep trying to melt her to get the milk to flow or what do I do??"
 

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No worries. It can be hard to navigate some times.
 

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What was her temp? What antibiotics did she get? Most as daily for 5 days.
I would do very warm compresses massages and knead that hard side..milk and repeat. Sounds like congestion. Test the milk from that side for mastitis.
 

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She had 105.9, I milked some chunky milk out of one teats, that side of her udder is also red and more swollen than the other. The antibiotic was called Excede
 

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Ok..excede is long acting, one that actually does stay in the system for 4 days. So she should get a second shot in 4 days. If temp stay high after day 2..I would do a different antibiotic.
Chuncks does indicate mastitis. Ypu should test her.. Today Mastitis treatment maybe needed. Infuse half a tub in effected side and massage it upward after milking it down as much as you can. Leave the Today in for 12 hours..milk it all out and repeat. It may take several tubes. Since the tubes are for cows you use half the tube. To be able to use the second half without contamination...get a large new syringe (no needle) and push half the tube in the syringe. Fix the syringe with a cannula to infuse. You dont want to reuse any cannula or used tube. This method will save from having to toss half the tube 😉
There is also a product called Mastoblast. It's very helpful. One other home remedy I use is to feed 30 cc of the milk from infected side (as long as no blood or pus gross stuff) back to the doe a few times. This helps her body detect the bacteria and build antibodies to fight against it. Sounds crazy..but helps.
Use a good balm when working the udder.
 

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Ok..excede is long acting, one that actually does stay in the system for 4 days. So she should get a second shot in 4 days. If temp stay high after day 2..I would do a different antibiotic.
Chuncks does indicate mastitis. Ypu should test her.. Today Mastitis treatment maybe needed. Infuse half a tub in effected side and massage it upward after milking it down as much as you can. Leave the Today in for 12 hours..milk it all out and repeat. It may take several tubes. Since the tubes are for cows you use half the tube. To be able to use the second half without contamination...get a large new syringe (no needle) and push half the tube in the syringe. Fix the syringe with a cannula to infuse. You dont want to reuse any cannula or used tube. This method will save from having to toss half the tube 😉
There is also a product called Mastoblast. It's very helpful. One other home remedy I use is to feed 30 cc of the milk from infected side (as long as no blood or pus gross stuff) back to the doe a few times. This helps her body detect the bacteria and build antibodies to fight against it. Sounds crazy..but helps.
Use a good balm when working the udder.
Thank you! Sounds like I need to run around and find some of these things for my goat! I'm hoping the antibiotic I gave her today starts to work fast and then gives me time to find these other supplies, thank you!!!
 

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Congested udder is no fun. Takes lots of hard work on our end to help mom soften up. You can test her for mastitis with CMT, again for cows. Some like the strips to test but may not be as accurate as CMT.
Either way..congestion still needs that hard work. 😉

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The antibiotics and the treatments that have been recommended for the treating of the mastitis and massaging and milking it out are good. In addition you might also make some peppermint oil with lotion and rub that on aside from the treatment of the mastitis and antibiotics you're doing. If you have some mfo solution sometimes they call it oral cmpk now.
I give it to every doe to help with milk fever and just to replace stuff they've lost not kidding. I drench 50 cc's once a day for 3 days.
 

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I have mastitis in one doe. She had it last year. I purchased Mastoblast, it didnt do any good. Sorry but I would not recommend that product.
 

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I have mastitis in one doe. She had it last year. I purchased Mastoblast, it didnt do any good. Sorry but I would not recommend that product.
Does this does still nurse if she has babies? I'm worried if I don't do enough she won't be able to feed babies again
 
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