I hope that posting this is going to be o.k. I'm trying to get my friend to join so she will be able to talk about this herself.) Meanwhile... This is on a friends doe. I just got back from seeing this and have never seen it before myself. Her doe kidded on sunday, and they noticed this problem happening on Tuesday. What I saw was this: nearly her entire teat has hardened and become like a huge scab. Some of this is starting to break open. The tissue is hard. She has another hardened area up where the udder divides. (forget what that is called.) This side of her udder is swollen and is hanging lower. The milk coming from this side appears to be normal, no blood or clots. On tuesday or wednesday they took the animal into the vets up at the university and the vets said they didn't know what it was. (there are vets there who can't recognize the nose on their own face, apparently.) But the vets said it couldn't be mastitis because the cmt was clear. :mad So they basically did nothing for them, besides say that they are running the mastitis culture. What are your thoughts? What's the treatment protocol for this? I especially want to make sure they get the right antibiotic information for her. The doe has kids nursing on her. The doe is recovering in health and is a little thin, but that might be connected to this too. This doe is a pet to two sweet girls. I have a picture I'm going to download. Does anyone recognise these symptoms? I wonder if it's gangrene mastititis?