This is day 3 to be milking my new does, and this morning Classy had one teat clogged with a blood clot followed by pink tinged milk and more bright red shreds of clotting. I was able to milk her out and came across an occasional dark clot which would more or less have to be forced out. I am sure this is because I have been used to milking a goat with small teats (I acquired my first milker 3 weeks ago). My new goats have very large teats and it is another learning experience. I must have injured a blood vessel. :help: I feel very badly about this-I was being so careful, and was afraid this would happen. Her appetite is fine, her udder feels normal; I am afraid it will develop mastitis. I was wondering it anyone else has experienced this. I have been researching a bit and tend to think the following quote makes sense: Q: What causes blood in milk and how do we treat this problem? Is this any danger to the calf? A: Cows sometimes rupture a blood vessel in the udder due to trauma or a weak vessel wall. The presence of blood (pink milk) or blood clots in milk is usually temporary and treatment is rarely necessary. The presence of the blood in milk is not a problem to the calf. Blood makes milk more nutrient-rich for bacteria, therefore cows with blood in their milk may be at greater risk for infection in the udder (mastitis). However, I do not recommend treating a quarter with blood in the milk unless there is already evidence of mastitis, because it is as likely that you will carry bacteria into the gland with the treatment. Mastitis is evidenced by a hot, hard, swollen quarter; watery or otherwise abnormal milk; and possibly a fever in the cow. Dr. David Smith, Associate Professor Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE February 13th, 2006 So what SHOULD I do? Maybe frequently milk her very gently? I checked out the alternative treatment on Fias co farms site-(for mastitis), herbals and oils...that sounds ok, but will have to order the stuff and wait for it to be delivered... Please help!!!