This is the FF saanen doe I asked about earlier with a lumpy half of her udder. In general the "texture" of her udder is improving , the good half is perfect, but I still find a lime sized lump plus a few smaller ones that do not massage out of the other side. They are not right under the skin. Either they are within the milk ducts or nestled into the udder tissue because when she is full I can feel only the outer parts. Empty I can palpate all around them. I think all the lumps that originally would milk out no longer form between milkings. She has a small scar/imperfection on that side. It was not visible before she was bred and believe me, I checked her many times and even with a flashlight before I bought her. I noticed it maybe a month ago at hoof trimming as I was checking out her udder. It has gotten much larger as the udder stretches. There is a much smaller identical "scar" on the other side that is just now becoming visible. It looks like...sticking your finger in something soft- a sort of indention angled back and up towards the rear udder (where the lumps are) w/ a little bridge of skin across the top. These are totally flush w/ the udder except for the indention part which is very shallow. Could these scars have anything to do w/ the lumps. Keep in mind that a "scar" is appearing on the good side as well. Both "scars" are angled in such a way I do not think it possible that they could both be from one injury. I am no longer satisfied to think this might be just a rough, developing udder without ruling out other possibilities. It's feeling less and less like "brain matter".I am milking her last. I am using her milk for the kids, but it is getting pasteurized of course. She does not have a fever, the udder is not hot or hard, produces as much or more than the other side - getting about 4+ lbs of milk at 6 days fresh, no lumps, strings or blood, not overly sensitive. Other than the lump part she is a normal, healthy goat. I found a reference to all types of mastitis besides the common acute mastitis that can be easily treated. How do I go about running some tests on this? I do not have CMT tests yet. Will a regular testing of the milk pick up other non typical stuff or do I have to start from the beginning with a special type of test. I plan on talking to the vet I found the other week, but don't totally trust him to really know what he's doing with goats. I'll be glad to wait a few days if y'all are too busy to give a thorough answer immediately.