Udder on Nursing Doe

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by RowdyKidz, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    My doe kidded back in April. And has been nursing two kids since then. A couple weeks ago one side of her udder dried up. Before then her udder was 'equal'. She's a FF and had trips (one was stillborn).

    I am concerned that it may be mastitis. :worried:

    What do you all think? :question:

  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    get some test strips (can use teh ones for cows) and find out :)

    another reason could easily be that the one kid wasnt nursing enough on the one side so seh just dried up

  3. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I agree, those twins were likely using the one side more than the one that dried up, but just in case, I would see about tesating for mastitis.
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I do have to agree....check for mastitis.....
  5. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Now that I think about it, nothing was out of the ordinary. I had to help one of the kids nurse and I had used that side and there had been nothing wrong with the milk.
    I think I may test her just in case and try to milk her out now that her kids are weaned.