Buck scent - how to get rid of it!

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I just brought my doe back from a visit with the buck. I want to milk her for a couple more months. Anyone have a good way of getting the buck scent off of her so the milk won't be buckie tasting?

-- Debbie Perkins (dperkins@ziggycom.net), November 20, 2002


The smell should wear off of her in a few days. But if it doesn't, or if it really bothers you, you can wash her if it's warm enough. If it isn't (and even if it is you should dry her off and keep her from getting chilled), you could wash just her udder and the flank nearest you when you milk. Things that seem to help- vinegar (but it may not be nice for sensitive udder skin- OK for the hairy parts), baking soda and dishsoap (what I use for my hands after handling a buck), and goat milk soap. It's probably best to pick one and go with that, you don't want to combine vinegar and baking soda.

-- Rebekah (daniel1@itss.net), November 22, 2002.

I use vinegar to get off buck smell.

-- Dee (gdgtur@goes.com), November 25, 2002.

Diluted Pine-sol works well also.

-- Marcia (HrMr@webtv.net), November 26, 2002.

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