Goat udder - mastitis ?? **updated 2x on pg 2**

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by LynninTX, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. LynninTX

    LynninTX New Member

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    OK first I am DOWN today... I can't get out there... I will try tomorrow so some info I do NOT have...

    2yo mini mancha doe in good health
    kidded in March
    milking 1lb 2x a day
    put in with the buck yesterday late morning for breeding

    the cold hit here last week and everyone's production PLUMMETED over the weekend....

    last night this doe was 100% fine!

    right now my dd milks nights and my boys milk mornings....

    NO problems when milking last night.

    this morning it was reported one teat had a hard lump in it... I gave the instruction to milk, but seperate her milk...

    by tonight her udder is reported as HARD and very SWOLLEN
    milk on the soft teat appears normal
    milk on the other teat is lumpy
    she refused to come to the milk stand
    she refused to eat

    I do not have a temp on her. I likely cannot get one tonight...

    What do I do now... this is the first time I have had this happen....
     
  2. LynninTX

    LynninTX New Member

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    oh she milked under 1/2lb
     

  3. Kaye White

    Kaye White New Member

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    Lynn,
    She needs antibiotics given SQ or IM...Biomycin if you don't have anything stronger, udder needs infused-Pirsue,Tomorrow or Penn,Gent & saline, oxytocin would be helpful and definately banamine.
    Need to know what arsenal of drugs you have.
    Kaye
     
  4. LynninTX

    LynninTX New Member

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    OK Becca is bringing me my meds box...

    HOW do we infuse an udder?
     
  5. LynninTX

    LynninTX New Member

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    banamine
    biomycin
    pen g
    baytril
    gentomycin
    nuflor
    dexamesone
     
  6. LynninTX

    LynninTX New Member

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    goat weighs 95-115lbs...
     
  7. LynninTX

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    would tractor or the feed store likely have persue or tomorrow... I have no saline..
     
  8. Kaye White

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    Ok, if you've never done it...a tube of pre-mixed mastitis medicine is in order. If you can't get Pirsue from a vet, then buy Tommorow at a feed store. It needs to be given twice a day for at least 4 milkings. There is a graduating tip on the tube. ONLY stick the very end in the orfice of the teat. Do not put the whole tip in the opening. Squirt the whole tube into the teat, grab the end,squeeze it off and milk the medicine in reverse into the udder and massage the whole 1/2. BE VERY CAREFUL not to touch the tip to anything, and wipe the teat end with alcohol before inserting the tip. Dip the teat end when finished.
    Kaye
     
  9. LynninTX

    LynninTX New Member

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    OK gotcha.... dh will hit the feedstore at 7AM tomorrow

    so buy at least 4....

    2x a day for at least 4 milkings is at least 2 days....

    do we attempt to milk this teat before infusing udder each time? do we milk the other teat?

    sorry if dumb questions....

    I am not doing well here and just want to be clear
     
  10. Kaye White

    Kaye White New Member

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    :biggrin Woohoo...you got the meds.
    Banamine at 1cc/100#'s
    For tonight....until you get the tomorrow...mix 2cc of gentomycin in 10cc of Penn-G in a 12cc syringe...BE STERILE...now, wipe the teat end with alcohol and place the very tip of the syringe over the teat orfice...slowly and gently push the meds in the syringe into the teat opening. It takes a a slow steady hand. If it blows back, squeeze a small amount of milk out to find the orfice opening.
    Nuflor- SQ at the rate of 3cc/100#'s once a day for at least 3 days. It will go into the udder to help with the mastitis. Gent will too but there is a H*LL of a withdrawl time.
    Bio-mycin can be used also at 6cc/100#'s twice a day for 5 days.

    Take her temp before you give the banamine to see how high it is.
    Got any uddermint or peppermint oil...massage the udder with this.
    Have the kids make sure they massage the udder and get all the milk out. Wouldn't hurt to milk her 3 times a day being sure to infuse her at each milking.
    Kaye
     
  11. Kaye White

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    6 if you are going to milk the doe 3x's a day and even if you aren't...you may need to go 3 days on the treatment. I don't stop the treatments until I have the udder body temp and starting to clean up.

    YES, the important thing is to get all the milk out everytime you milk her...it's got bacteria in it, and yes, milk her just like you would.Both sides.
    Kaye
     
  12. LynninTX

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    thanks so much Kaye! For all the info... and ahem helping me HAVE what I need!

    and yes I have peppermint oil will do.

    Thank you again!

    I'll see if dh can help me out there tonight when he gets home...

    I will teach my dd to infuse so she can help me...
     
  13. Kaye White

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    Glad you had meds. She also needs treatment tonight...she will be sick tomorrow if the udders already starting to swell.

    Movie I was watching was boring...just happened to come here. ;)
    Kaye
     
  14. LynninTX

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    dh just got home.... we'll head down within the next 30min...

    printing now
     
  15. LynninTX

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    104!

    OK a lurelock syringe is almost impossible to infuse with... dud our best.. gave banamine & nuflor....

    will get tomorrow... in the am
     
  16. DostThouHaveMilk

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    Why Tomorrow instead of Today? Tomorrow is the dry cow treatment and Today is the wet cow treatment.
    There is a 30 day milk/slaughter withholding on the Tomorrow in lactating cows....is it sooner in goats?
     
  17. Sondra

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    Tomorrow has oily base so works better don't think the withdrawl time is any different in goats but at the point of mastitis is a mute point.
     
  18. Kaye White

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    There's more medication in the dry cow treatment.
    Yes, there's a shorter withdrawal in goats than in cows.
    But, if I'm treating a *hot* 1/2 then I'm not even thinking withdrawal...just get the pain, heat and inflammation out of the udder and try to save it.

    ToMORROW 10 mL disposable syringe contains 300 mg of cephapirin activity in a stable peanut oil gel.
    ToDAY each 10 ml disposable syringe contains 200 mg of cephapirin activity in a stable peanut oil gel.

    Only lactating cow treatment I use is Pirsue...WHY?..because there's no dry cow treatment made with this product. Pirlimycin Hydrochloride
    Kaye
     
  19. DostThouHaveMilk

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    Ok. I get it now.
    I never knew the difference..lol
    I just know the big deal about slaughter withdrawal and milk withdrawal in dairy cattle.
    Thanks for clearing that up. :D
     
  20. LynninTX

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    first infusion with Tomorrow went well!