I had one of my goats put down yesterday because she had a mass in her udder. She was 16 months old. Freshened May 27 with triplets. We first noticed the left side of her udder was swelling last July (she was 5 months old). I posted about it on the other board. (Was oldmcdonaldsfarm then) Then it was about the size of a golfball. Took her to the vet, they couldn't get a sample out of it, but she was put on Naxcel, banamine and lutelyse. Vet thought it may have something to do with her hormones because she was just starting to cycle. It didn't go away so took her back to the vet several weeks later. This time they did get a sample to send off to the lab and ran sensitivities but nothing turned up. Went ahead and had her tested for CAE and CL which came back negative. We all thought it was a precocious udder and just left it be. Had her bred and it really started growing. Beginning of May took her back to the vet and had everything tested again. Nothing again. Kidded May 27th with no problems. Triplets in 40 minutes. Was milking about 7 lbs. a day even with the odd udder. It felt like the milk had to come down around this mass and fill the teat. It took quite a while to milk her. By this time it was about the size of a football. She had never been sick a day in her life. Never had a fever, although she always ran at the high end of normal.(She was a black goat). When the vet opened the udder up it was like I felt.. the milk had to go around this mass and drain into the teat. It was a huge granulotoumas (SP?) mass that was very dense at the bottom of the udder but went all the way up. Her comments were that it could be really anything. Infection, injury, or hereditery. She asked if any of her mothers other daughters had anything like it and I told her that I thought this goat was her first daughter. I guess and hope that we will find out what it was when the lab results come back.