Need advice on this udder

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by Kay, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Kay

    Kay Member

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    Jan 21, 2010
    NE Ohio
    My sister has a doe with a strange looking udder. What do you think?
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    Is this something that might change or is it permanent? It didn't look anything like this the first year and she gives a lot of milk. This year they said they had a hard time getting the one side to dry up, so they kept milking just that side for months.

    Any thoughts are appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Kay
     
  2. firelight27

    firelight27 Hopelessly Addicted

    Apr 24, 2009
    Southern Oregon
    Well, if they only milked that side, and not the other, for months.....they are encouraging it to continue to produce milk while the other is able to dry up.
     

  3. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    From what I see, the bigger side is that way because it was milked out longer...and, her teats are "blown"...meaning that it looks like she has no definitive area where the udder stops and the teats start.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    no it wont get better only potentially worse
     
  5. Kay

    Kay Member

    48
    Jan 21, 2010
    NE Ohio
    Thanks for the information, everyone. That's really sad since she's such a good doe. :(

    I will pass the information along to her. I think she is already bred for Spring kids. Hopefully, they will get a nice doe and get to start over. She really did have a decent FF udder. Would it be too hard on her if they milked her when she kids? Or should they just let the kid nurse?

    Thanks, again.
    Kay
     
  6. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    With the teats looking the way they do, they may be better to pull kids, milk mom and bottle feed, I seriously question wether a kid would be able to latch on to her at this point.
     
  7. Kay

    Kay Member

    48
    Jan 21, 2010
    NE Ohio
    Thanks, Liz. That's what I was thinking, too. I will pass this information on.

    Thanks, again!
    Kay