Predawn I was awakened by a new baby cry - YES!! Once I got outside (didn't take me long! :haha: ) I found a single, premature though viable doeling. She was from a doe I knew was pregnant but showed no signs of being "close". Tail tight, udder only showing signs of pregnancy - not bagging up. Long story short, upon milking her out for colostrum, one side gave about 3 squirts normal thick colostrum - the other side I thought I'd accidentally let her uterine fluids drip in! Thick very purulent, reddish, perhaps a small clot! Both sides of her udder feel very pliable, no heat, etc. Bascially, 100% normal. To me this is obvious mastitis but, could it be from trauma....say someone with horns hooking her. There are no outward signs of this happening. So, I have: 1) Doe who showed no signs of being near the end of pregnancy delivering 2) small, premature single birth from a 2nd freshener 3) internal exam shows no more kids on the way 4) udder normal to palpation 5) abnormal colostrum... 6) No udder development after birth 7) slightly abnormal bleeding previous to internal exam - 1cc oxytocin given after exam Since I did an internal exam - well scrubbed before hand. Do you give antibiotics for a couple days and if so....what? Thanks everyone! Things were going so nice and smooth this season! Just when you think you've seen almost everything.... :bash: This is a new one to me!