Need help bloody milk!!!

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Ravens Haven, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Ravens Haven

    Ravens Haven New Member

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    HI all

    My 9-year-old doe that kidded on Sunday has bloody milk tonite. She has been fine up until this point and she is still acting fine, eat all her grain, hay, drinking, I have been giving her penicillin since she kidded due to one of the kids being dead and having to retrieve it slightly, nothing major but the fluids were nasty. I did notice today that she squated to pee but nothing came out, curious. She has no fever, she freshened with a HUGE udder this year, lots of swelling, kind of tissuey, no heat to speak of. What can I do? I know I can't send of a sample due to giving her antibiotics so what now?
    Thanks for any help,
    Autumn
     
  2. Sondra

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    bet it is just the increase in milk and breaking of little capularies which happens quite often with heavy milkers. Don't worry it will clear up on itself in 2 or 3 days usually.
     

  3. Ravens Haven

    Ravens Haven New Member

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    I feel a little better..I even poored all her milk out b/c I was afraid to feed it to babies. When I filtered her milk there was little pieces of blood in it. I just worry about her.

    Thanks..
     
  4. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    It is ok to feed to babies if you leave it sit the bloody will turn rather browish at the bottom of the container just don't use that bottle part is what I do.
     
  5. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Well better clarify a bit I don't use it for people just for goat kids.
     
  6. Truly

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    Yep, normal for a HUGE udder.
     
  7. Kaye White

    Kaye White Guest

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    The HUGE udder is the give away...she's producing more milk than the udder can hold. Ditto, Sondra.
    Kaye
     
  8. MiddleRiver

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    I asked this same question here when my doe freshened and i was freaking out - everybody said it was ok, and that it just happens sometimes - they were right, it cleared up in a few days :+)
     
  9. SherrieC

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    Yep all is well,
     
  10. Janelle

    Janelle New Member

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    One of my does is doing that this year. Her udder isn't HUGE, by most standards, but double what it was last year, so I guess it is huge for her :)