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lintmill

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Udder question
« on: January 17, 2017, 03:52:06 pm »
Firstly I have vet coming tomorrow morning but I wanted to get forum opinions...

I brought our 3 goats in this afternoon and the Nanny has one side of udder hugely swollen and hard.
I am guessing mastitis ?

Our other 2 are her kids from last year, one castrated male and one female.
GG is breed

If this is the case what should I expect from the vet,  not sure how many goats they deal with.

Many thanks
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clydesdaleclopper

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Udder question
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 07:14:06 pm »
You could do with making her more comfortable before the vet sees her tomorrow. Put a warm flannel on that side and milk it out to relieve the pressure. If the milk has clots or blood that is a sign of mastitis.
Our holding has Anglo Nubian and British Toggenburg goats, Gotland sheep, Franconian Geese, Blue Swedish ducks, a whole load of mongrel hens and two semi-feral children.

Talana

  • Joined Mar 2014
Re: Udder question
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 07:29:31 pm »
In addition if vet diagnosed mastitis they often prescribe the cow mastitis tubes, make sure the vet attempts to put this in the affected side not leaving you to do it as they are sometimes too big for goats teat. Alternatively an antibiotic injection ( pen& strep course) is given instead. Supportive therapy of milking out udder and teat dipping will help.

Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
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Re: Udder question
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 08:27:16 pm »
If you can milk it out you can also do a soap test to check for mastitis.

Add a couple of drops of washing up liquid (not the lemon kind) to the milk.  If it separates and clots then that's a definite sign of mastitis. 

Milking it out will help her but she may need ABs if it's serious.

Good luck!
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lintmill

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Re: Udder question
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 11:05:48 pm »
Many thanks for all advice

Colin

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Re: Udder question
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 12:09:16 am »
How did you get on at the vet visit @lintmill?   I hope your nanny is OK.
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Scarlet.Dragon

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Re: Udder question
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2017, 08:02:04 pm »
I've been wondering too, but never like to ask!
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