Hi everyone! I haven't been on for a while due to my busy kidding season in March. never enough time in the day with having 20 some babies and some of them are bottle babies (we all know what they demand) and then does to milk. So finding time to write on forums is a luxuary for me. Thankfully things are slowing down so I hope to find more time to visit. But I come now seeking advise from anyone who may have any. :help: It seems one of my best milking does has mastitis. I have never dealt with this before. But knew instantly when I tried milking her today. First she kicked my hand away when I tried to reach under her... this is unlike her. Then I felt her udder was warm to the touch and harder on one side. Then when I milked her the milk was thick and stringy. It sperated immediately in the bucket. 12 hours prior she was milking fine. So I am catching it early on... and this is the course of action I have choice to take even though I was told several different approaches to take. If anyone has any tips or advise that may help my doe improve... please please offer it. I do not want something to happen to her or her udder. If I am missing something please let me know. This is what I am doing for treatment... 1. Applying warm compresses for at least 15-20 minutes every 3-4 hours. 2. keeping her milked out, and massaging her udder afterwards 3. She is on penicillin (6cc's first dose, and the 3cc's for next 5 days) 4. Infused with ToDay (half the tube) and dexamethazone (3cc's) 5. Nutri-Drench just for a boost and probios because of the penicillin. This was all day one... any suggestion for day two that may be helpful? Am I doing the right thing? I have read the horror stories and seen the pictures. I do not want it to get to that. I love this doe and am worried for her. What else can I do?