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Help me interpret, please!

Results from goat sample.

Left side was no growth

Right side grew Staphylococcus species (not Staph. aureus).

In cows this organisms is considered a minor pathogen and usually does not cause significant problems.

I am less sure how it affects goats. If the gland appears abnormal or if the milk is abnormal on that side I recommend you

Treat with an antibiotic infusion product for mastitis such as Today, or cefalak. Treat six times (once after each milking for 3 days)

Withhold milk for consumption as directed on the box lable.

If it is near time to dry the goat off it will be more effective to dry her off and then treat her with a Dry cow product such as Tomorrow or Cefidry.

Treat as indicated on box for dry cows.
 

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Right side grew Staphylococcus species (not Staph. aureus).
Well....luck is with you in that diagnosis. MUCH easier to clean up than aureus.
He's right it is more significant in goats than cows...causes lopsided udders and loss of production.

Treat with an antibiotic infusion product for mastitis such as Today, or cefalak. Treat six times (once after each milking for 3 days)
It took Pirsue (Rx item from vet) mastitis treatment ( at twice a day for 3 days) for me to get a clean test on a doe I was bound and determined to cure!! Along with injections of Naxcel.

If it is near time to dry the goat off it will be more effective to dry her off and then treat her with a Dry cow product such as Tomorrow or Cefidry.
Uuuummmm..... I disagree...it's easier to clean up a subclinical case while she's milking than just dry treating.
Then, when you do dry her off..be sure and use a dry treatment. I would choose Pirsue 1st, Cefa-dry 2nd and Tommorrow as a distant 3rd. ;)
JMT,
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Are all these things along with the Pirsue okay to use on a bred doe?
 

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Yes, perfectly safe. Naxcel is gentle on the system and anything you put into the udder....unless you use a tremendous amount is going to stay in the udder.
Thousands of dairy cattle are dry treated while preg., if there was a problem, it would have shown in them 1st.
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If you aren't going to put gentamycin in it don't use Tommorrow. Vicki
 
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