Uneven Udder = Mastitis?

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by tmfinley, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. tmfinley

    tmfinley Member

    Does an uneven udder before freshening indicate mastitis? I was told I shouldn't let any does she might have nurse from her because she will give mastitis to them. Is this an over reaction or good advice?

  2. MysticHollowGoats

    MysticHollowGoats New Member

    I have a doe that was developing on one side only not long after being bred. She now has six weeks left till kidding and the other side seems to be catching up. So I am curious about you question too!

  3. Hannah's udder fills up unevenly before freshening. Its normal for her. One side starts to fill then it stops, the other sides fills up some, it stops then the other starts....goes back and forth until freshening. When she freshens, she has an even udder. :)
  4. mill-valley

    mill-valley New Member

    I had one yearling doe do this last year....very crooked udder before freshening but after it was perfectly even. No mastitis then...at least not clinical. Whether she carried staph or not I don't know...that's what would spread to doe kids through nursing.