*note: as I write this I realize that it might be more appropriate in the dairy section* Through my experience I have found that the best way to keep does clean prior to milking is to 1) bathe them completely with soap and water after kidding. If not their whole body, just their rear, hind legs, and udder. This also reduces the risk of vaginal staph aureus infection (also occurs on udder) which mostly goes untreated at breeding as well as kidding but can be prevented by sanitation. 2) I douse their whole udder with a bleach and wetting agent based udder wash which I make then wipe their udder and belly with a paper towel. The udder wash solution that I use is 1/4 cup bleach, 1 squirt of Liquid Ivory (or Octagon), and 1 quart of water. I sometimes also use glycerin in the summer when udder balm gets too sticky. I switched from using, Chlorexidine Gluconate based, Fight Bac to this solution and since the superficial staph aureus and pseudomonas 'zits' have been eliminated. However, the reason I feel compelled to join this forum and write all this is because recently my yearling doe Cailyn (1/2 Oberhasli, 1/2 LaMancha, 130pounds approx., fresh March 15 2007) has developed two clusters of superficial staph aureus 'zits' cemetrically positioned over both of her glands. I began to notice them when I started using a commercially prepared udder balm. Yesterday I commenced to treat with an ocytetracycline based antibiotic ointment. Any thoughts about how to treat this would be appreciated.