Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by peggy, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. peggy

    peggy Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    B.C. Canada
    Does anyone know if once a goat has had mastitis, it will have a relapse of mastitis. This goat has a very distended udder and misshapen teat on one half compared to the other side but is all cleared up from the infection. Will the teat go back to normal size after drying her up??? and will she get mastitis again when she freshens again???
  2. peggy

    peggy Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    B.C. Canada
    I thought I'd bump this question up again to see if anyone has any thoughts on it. I found a nice saanen doe that has been neglected and wondered if I should take the chance in purchasing her.

  3. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Not sure about a repeat of mastitis...knock on wood, my girls have always been healthy, but if one side was affected more than the other, she may never have the same production.
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    never rebred a doe who had mastitis so I dont know the answer - :shrug: sorry
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    they can be rebred but... her milk production on the effected side ...may be impacted from the past either she gives less milk or has one dead side.... Any goat ...that has had it or even hasn't........ is always at risk of getting it the possibility of getting it always there.... if you do rebred her... make sure have colostrum and milk to raise her kids.... in case she gets mastitis again...or doesn't have enough milk for her babies.... If her teat is damaged from the mastitis.... then no.... the teat won't go back to normal.... :hug: