Mastitis???? : LUSENET : Dairygoats : One Thread

I have a one year old saanen doe that had her first kid about 2 weeks ago. I came home this afternoon to find her laying down and one of her teats is dark blueish black. I tryed milking her to see what was going on and all I got was thin milk that had a odor to it, it may have had a slight yellow cast. I have been massaging her udder with hot compresses soaked in epsom salt, I've give her a baytril shot, a B12 shot, vitamin C and E tablets crushed and given to her orally. The goat friend I talked to says it sounds like the gangrene mastitis and she suggested I take her to the vet and have her udder removed. I have no access to any meds other that what I administered in the past hour this evening. I sure hope this isn't as bad as it sounds. Any advice or diffrent veiw points welcome.Thanks

-- sherry (, January 30, 2002


Get her to the vet pronto. If it is gangrene mastitis, she will probably lose all the area that is black, but you can still save her life and maybe the rest of the udder if you act quickly. That is my understanding from what I've read- do not waste any time.

-- Rebekah (, January 30, 2002.

Sherry arm yourself with information and go to the vet. Joyce at has all sorts of info on this from her problems with it. You can save the udder if you treat it quickly, there are only certain antibiotics that will go from a shot into the udder tissue. Contact Joyce at her site for help and anything new she may know. From now on vaccinations at your place should be with Covexin 8 and not just a plain CD&T. Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (, January 31, 2002.

ok so a doe can get mastitus even though u have kids on her?? i thought a doe could only get mastitus if she had kids and u took them off her and milked her before u forgot to milk her!!!!!and if she did you have to remove her bag????!?!!!????im a newbie and my goats r pregnant!!!!!!!

well im goin to go look up stuff on goats , brandon

-- Brandon Loulou (, December 22, 2002.

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