No milk coming out of udder, fairly hard

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  1. bekscott

    bekscott Active Member

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    Sep 29, 2016
    Brimfield, Ohio
    So her temp was 102.9 and then 102.7; one taken yesterday, one today. I went ahead with the Today treatment but continued to massage which surprisingly she doesn't mind me doing. She was content to munch on hay for awhile. This afternoon around 4, she surprised me going to and accepting grain just like her old self! And while I forced some fluids down her early in the day, she took a couple of nice long drinks of warm water. She seems perked up as she came out of the barn to nose around. The bag is still hard but I have been massaging a bit. I will try again. And I can definitely give her some pine branches. Thanks for encouragement! It has been a rollercoaster ride; one I want to be over...
     
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  2. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
    :bighug: All the hard work will be rewarded with the health of this doe being restored.
    :goodjob:
     
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  3. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki

    Ask the vet for a whole bottle of the banamine! It is not very expensive. Give it thirty min before you go out to work on jer udder so it has time to work. You are doing great!

    Have you checked the actual orifice to see if maybe there is a small piece of skin covering it somehow? Almost like a scab.
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Have you been putting warm compresses on her udder?
    I use a hot water bottle for 15-20 minutes, it keeps in the heat longer.
    Then try to milk her to see if you can get anything out, massage/knead her udder for another 15 minutes, then try milking her again.
    Do it 2 x a day.
    It is a lot of work but helps to break it up in between treatments of teat infusions.
     
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  5. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
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  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Hope things are ok.
     
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  7. bekscott

    bekscott Active Member

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    Sep 29, 2016
    Brimfield, Ohio
    I have been working Georgia's bag as much as I can; at most 2x per day. Now this weekend I can really get out there more. She stands so well for it, it must feel good. The outside has softened. Now it just feels like there's a brick IN her bag. I've introduced bottles to the two smallest; both girls, and they take a few ounces at a time but all are still eating from her. She's taking her Vit C with every massage session and drinking water. She's still crazy for grain and while I know she needs it I'm trying to balance giving her enough to make milk but not enough to combat work with her udder as I believe heavy grain and 3 babies was part of the cause of this! We are still working on it! Kids are all growing! And this morning I woke up at almost 9 because the last I went out was at 3! Headed out again...Sooooo happy it's the weekend! Happy weekend to you all! Here's her big boy; 10 pounds at birth. When you pick him up he falls asleep in your arms. Last picture is all 5 from both does. Seeing them is when I know they're worth it!
     

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  8. bekscott

    bekscott Active Member

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    Sep 29, 2016
    Brimfield, Ohio
    I had been taking out water that was almost boiling to start with but I like the hot water bottle idea. The water does cool down fast. I'll pick one up next time i'm out.
     
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  9. bekscott

    bekscott Active Member

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    Sep 29, 2016
    Brimfield, Ohio
    Oh also, milk does come out! It's a few streams at most then as I keep working I'll get a stream here and there.
     
  10. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    You’re doing good! Keep working on it. Those babies are sooooo cute! Yep, it’s worth all the extra work for sure.
     
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  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Keep up the good work.
     
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  12. bekscott

    bekscott Active Member

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    Sep 29, 2016
    Brimfield, Ohio
    Thanks all for the encouragement! I thought bottle babies were tiring! Going through that with her congested udder beats everything. It's nearly completely soft now. It does not get as large as the side she is nursing from but barely produces anything unless the kids are just nursing it all out. Is it possible the time has passed for this side of her bag to produce? I can get 2 consecutive streams and then nothing. Do you think it may slowly build up? Hoping that in the long term it will produce again...Thanks again for support!
     
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  13. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    I’m glad all your hard work paid off. Great job! I’m thinking her next breeding it may start to even out. @Jubilee I know she dealt with it a while back maybe she’ll have a better answer.
     
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  14. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    Nice work! If the bag softened up and it's actually making a few squirts, then there's hope it could produce again. Good luck!
     
  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California