seriously? Angel again...

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by AlaskaBoers, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    This is the most high maintenance goat ever.

    This morning, she milked less than usual, 1 1/2 quarts (usually 2). I shrugged it off, looked normal anyhow.
    This evening, I went to milk her, bag is 1/2 full on one side, empty on the other! OMG, the right teat's strip was pink, and the the sound.. it sounded bubbly, like the udder had air in it, it spurted. :sigh: I have NO IDEA. and this whole dairy goat thing is wearing off quick with her being so hard to manage.
    the other half was fine

    --temp is fine.
    ---could it be an injury? There's horned Boers in with her.

    side note, they didn't get their free choice hay today.. the panel i had wrapped around the bale needed to be flipped over when they get to the bottom half.

    :(

    ANY ideas?
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    wow very strange - Im sorry you are having such difficulties with her. I am not sure why just one side would be like that.
     

  3. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    Weird. I hope someone can help you with that. Never heard of it. :(
     
  4. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    yeah, its worrying me.. just paid her off yesterday too. sigh

    anyone else?
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    have you milked her yet this morning?

    Do you know if she is a self nurser?
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree... maybe she is a self sucker... other than that... it is strange for sure.... :( :hug:
     
  7. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    found the issue
    a small cut at the top of the right half, way up underneath her fore.

    cleaned it well, seemed irritated.
     
  8. peggy

    peggy Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    B.C. Canada
    Sorry to hear that you are feeling down about your goat. I know the feeling, actually I think we all do at one time or other. But glad that you found the issue and hope that it clears up fast.
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Glad you found the reason..... hope she gets better soon.... :hug: :thumb:
     
  10. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Thats mastitis, you need to treat asap. It's a BAD year for mastitis. Air in the udder like that is from bacteria making it, she needs heavy duty stuff soon.
     
  11. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    the sounds are gone since this morning, and it's milking fine, no temp either.
    should i put her on antibiotics (Again?) :(

    whats your reccomended dosage?
     
  12. bleatinghearts

    bleatinghearts New Member

    514
    Feb 26, 2010
    Fairbanks, AK
    So if a goat has the kind of mastitis that would make her utter cold, not hot, would she still have a temp? Not saying that that is what it is cuz I've only been trying to read up on this but one form of mastitis ends up with a hot udder and the other is cold. I would imagine, both would cause a fever. Scratching head.
     
  13. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    that's what I thought.
    never dealt with mastitis before...
     
  14. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Some with mastitis never have a temp till it is too late. I would put her on systemic antibiotics, but wait on putting anything in her udder.