New lactating doe with possible udder edema

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Summerz, May 9, 2020.

  1. Summerz

    Summerz New Member

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    May 9, 2020
    Maine
    Hi and thanks for reading,
    Last fall, the vet thought the lumps in the udder of our doeling was normal. Evenly spaced on both sides of the udder near the top. (Slightly precocious udder)
    Fast forward 6 months later and we have a top of the line milking doe with very little milk for twins, a small udder and possibly congested. She is not hard, she never filled in completely, but there is definitely a firmness that is not normal.
    Can a goat have congestion (edema) without ever filling in?
    Could those large lumps at the top of her udder have been a symptom of something no one has a clue about?
    Massaging has not helped.
    She has no sign of mastitis, but has not been tested.

    Thanks for any help. We are grateful. ~ Amy
     
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I'd test for mastitis and CAE. You can do warm compresses, massage and milk.
     
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  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California