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 Active 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.