Sun-burned Udder?

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by shadycreekgoats, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    One of my saanen milker's udder is really red. Last night I thought it was chapped, so I put udder balm on. This morning it was really soft, but still really red, showing that it wasn't chapped. What should I put on it? :shrug: Thank you for any advise you can give. :)
     
  2. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

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    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Aloe vera. Straight form the plant if you have it if not get some sunburn cream from the drug store.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    how does her udder feel........ is it hot/cold or hard.....?

    when you milk her .........how does her milk look?
     
  4. ksacres

    ksacres New Member

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    Oct 30, 2007
    San Antonio Texas
    Sun burn is pretty common in white/pink skinned goats.

    I would second the aloe, or keep putting udder balm on it unless your udder balm contains mint or something equally irritating. It will keep the skin from peeling/flaking. I use bag balm for just about everything, I love that stuff.

    Usually my white does will burn once and then just add freckles for the rest of the summer LOL
     
  5. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois

    Her udder was the normal warm and wasn't hard. :shrug: I put Aloe vera on her last night so we'll she how is works this morning! :greengrin: I'll let you all know. :)
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    that is good.....I pray that the Aloe vera works....good luck........ :hug: