Okay...our first appraisal and I'm feeling quite discouraged. Well, embarrassed really to even show up with this doe in mid-May! :blush But even without the looming appraisal, she needs some help! Clover is a 3 y/o grade Alpine. She freshened 03/17 with triplets and is a heavy milker (by our standards). She's never been very fleshy but was looking good until...two weeks before kidding she went off of her grain and alfalfa pellets and would only eat grass hay. I monitored her closely, taking temps and giving CMPK daily, keeping her active, until after she freshened at DAY 155!! She went back to her good and hearty eating shortly after freshening but looks terrible. She is very thin, complete bones along her entire topline and has dry, flaky skin. I feed whole oats at 2 1/2 lbs per day, 1 cup of BOSS, 1/2 cup flax seeds, 1/2 pound of beet pulp, wet, 1/4 cup ACV, free choice alfalfa pellets (about 3 lbs which she never cleans up), BB Techmaster Complete minerals, good grass hay, fresh water, and browse beginning to grow. She got BoSe pre-breeding and just prior to kidding, Lysigin, Covexin-8, copper bolused twice in the last 12 months and dewormed at 100 days bred with ivomec plus, at kidding with Cydectin, 10 day follow-up and again this week. I gave away her buck kid so she is milked each morning and then has the two doelings on her during the day (both recieve a morning bottle first before they join her for the day). She gives over 7.5 pounds average each morning milking. I must admit we are milking about 13 hours after we separate her from her kids. Can't seem to get out the door any earlier. :nooo I have been trying to not feed soy products this year but I am thinking she needs calf manna which is what I have always fed in the past. And for some reason, my goats will only eat so many alfalfa pellets...no more than 3 lbs each per day, at most. I buy the better quality. They just aren't very interested and I have never been able to get them to 5:1 Alfalfa to grain. :/ Another "issue" is that she has developed these "fleshy" bumps where her udder and teats meet. Not like staph. Not hard lumps but fleshy. Milk is fine. Temperature is normal. Appetite very good. We are rubbing peppermint oil on it after milking. Also, a skin issue where her udder and belly meet. An area about 2 inches with a crusty covering. Similar to "rain rot" or "scratches" on a horse. We have been cleansing with Betadine and applying tea tree oil. Sorry. I was trying to work this out on my own without the group but I am at a loss.