Re: Question about udder

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by shadycreekgoats, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    I have a (first freshener) doe that just freshened on March 7th. She has just recently started sucking on her own teats, so that when I milk her she doesn't give as much milk. I tried cayenne pepper, but she likes it!! I am going to try peppermint oil, but I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions? :shrug: Thanks for any advice you can give. :)
     
  2. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    If the peppermint oil doesn't work, you can also try taping her teats and see if that helps :)
     

  3. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

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    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Teat tape her.
    basically you take cloth med tape turn it sticky side out and wrap teat. all of it includ the bottom where the opening is.
     
  4. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree... I would tape them.... :wink:
     
  6. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    dog cone.
     
  7. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

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    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    thats a funny mental pic :ROFL: :ROFL:
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Oh my.......... :shocked: :ROFL:
     
  9. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I have dealt with that very frustrating habit with Tilly for years! She is now retired and I hope her doeling doesn't do the same.
    It got to the point that tape no longer worked and I had to make an "Elizabethan" style collar for her so that she couldn't bend her neck to reach them. Awful habit when you want the milk for yourself!
     
  10. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Thanks everyone. :) I tried the peppermint oil this morning, so if this does not wok, I'll tape her teats. I'll keep you all updated as to what happens! :)
     
  11. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    The peppermint oil did not work, so I taped her teats...will see how that did in the morning. :)
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    good luck... :greengrin: ..you may have to take liz's advise....... if the tape don't work.... :wink:
     
  13. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

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    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    And pics. :greengrin:
     
  14. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I tried everything under the sun with Tilly, even the bitter apple spray that is used to keep puppies from chewing, tape didn't work until I used duct tape! I had to shave her udder and run it from one side to the other with her teats folded in between, it worked for a few days but then at about that time I was so frustrated with her that I made a collar type contraption out of rigid mesh and rubber tubing that I fit around her neck preventing he from being able to bend her neck far enough to reach her teats. I do hope the tape works for you, it is a VERY frustrating situation.
     
  15. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Liz--Thank you for the great idea! I just got a "Elizabethan" collar today because the tape couldn't stay on with the sticky side out, so I put the sticky side on the inside. She almost pulled the tape off! :) We'll see how the "Elizabethan" collar works.

    Thanatos--My camera is not working right now, but I will get pictures as soon as I can get it working.

    AlaskaBoers--I was thinking of getting that, but I'm going to see how the "Elizabethan" collar works.

    I will keep you updated!!! :) :)
     
  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    good luck....Shivonne :wink: :greengrin:
     
  17. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Good Luck....and I would love to see how a "store bought" one works for you....Tilly had me so frustated that I dried her off and sent her to my moms for a few months! It was either get her out of my sight or sell her. :angry: Then I came up with my idea and it worked great.
     
  18. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Idaho
    Hi Shadycreekgoats! I hope the collar thing works for you. My folks have a registered herd of American Saanens. I like them-ecept for the fact that I can't tell them apart very good. That is one of the reason why I have LaManchas. :)
     
  19. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    :ROFL: -- Yes, they can be hard to tell apart sometimes. Each of my does have different colored colars, so I can tell them apart. :)

    Well, the "Elizabethan" collar that I got was to short so she is still sucking off them. I'm going to make it longer though.... we'll see what happeneds! :)
     
  20. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Actually, what I did was to make a "sleeve" for my does neck....she could eat and drink but couldn't bend her neck sideways to reach the teats. Hard plstic was too hot in the summer so I used the kind of heavy cage wre you would usse for rabbit pens...custom measured and fitted with rubber tubing on the bottom and top edges to prvent it from rubbing her, attached together with dog swivel snaps....worked great!

    If I can I'll post a pic of it, she looked funny in it but was none the worse for wear!