Sore Lump in Teet

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by mamatomany, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. mamatomany

    mamatomany New Member

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    When I milked out one of my does this morning I noticed a swollen mass of tissue in her left teet. It was very sore, I did milk her out though. I checked it for mastitis and it was neg. Took her temp. and it was 102.5. I noticed it when she was walking just thinking to myself, mmmm that's wierd and when I began to do the whole rigamaroll washing of her udder with warm water she started dancin. Poor thing. I'll tell you what I have on hand, Today & Tomorrow, B vitamins, Bose, and Biomycin. :crazy :crazy :crazy Just when you think you have everything under control :nooo thanks for helpin.
     
  2. Anita Martin

    Anita Martin Senior Member

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    I really have no experience with this in goats, but I do know that when I was nursing my babies, I sometimes got a plugged duct that got swollen and hurt like Heck! This usually happened after an unusually long period without nursing, or wearing a bra that pressed on a duct. What helped was hot compresses, frequent nursing and removing the brazier.
    Hopefully, this tender mass is nothing more serious in your goat.
    Good Luck.
    Anita
     

  3. mamatomany

    mamatomany New Member

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    Ya Anita, I can relate to what your talking about :( I thought ouch I feel for ya girl.
     
  4. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Would try the warm compresses and massage and milk more often to see if it clears up. A clogged duct is quite possible tho am not sure you would see it with her walking. Did the spot go down any after milking?
     
  5. goatkid

    goatkid New Member

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    Could she have gotten stung by anything? I've had does who have had swollen ducts and one with a staph lump in her udder, but they didn't seem as painful as what you describe. If you think it's a sting, Benedryl should help. Otherwise, I'd clean it with chlorhexadine and have her tested for staph. The compresses sound like a good idea. I'd also milk her last. Kathie
     
  6. mamatomany

    mamatomany New Member

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    How do you test for staph?
     
  7. Liberty Alpines

    Liberty Alpines New Member

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    Send a milk sample into LSU. Look in Goat Keeping 101 for more info. It's a sticky I think. This is really the only way to know for sure...CMT and other tests are just tools for monitoring.