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I have a Lamancha/Nigerian doe that is between 4-5 years old. She is currently 3 months pregnant with her 4th set of babies, but is not producing any milk. I have not taken milk from her in a week but her udder is still empty. I have witnessed her last 3 pregnancies and she has never done this before. She is physically healthy and has been acting completely normal. I am not sure if I need to retire her after this or if there is a way to make her body produce again.

If you guys have any ideas can you please help me out.
 

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If she is 3 months pregnant, give her body a rest. It takes a lot out of them to go through a healthy pregnancy and produce milk. Make sure she has great minerals and nutrition and that her fecal is clear. I like to dry some of mine up prior to breeding if I'm not needing them for show or milk test. I wouldn't think you would need to retire her at this age, she may just need some recuperation time.
 

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I dry up my does before breeding so they don't lactate while pregnant because it takes way to much out of them to do both. I have however had a lactating doe while she was pregnant and she dried up naturally at 2 1/2 month bred back. Her body might just need the extra for the babies right now, Do you know how many she is pregnant with vs how many she had in the past?
 

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She has probably dried herself up. Give momma a break until she kids. When we had dairy cows ,they freshened and were then bred around 60 post calving. And were dried up 3 months prior to calving the next time.
 

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They need at least 2 to 3 months off. Some does dry off naturally. Their udder is nothing, then as pregnancy progresses, they start filling out again. Others wait until right before kidding or the oddball who wait until after kidding!
 
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