Lopsided udder, still three weeks till lambing

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  1. kesoaps

    kesoaps Well-Known Member

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    I've got a first timer here that's been bagging up rather nicely over the past few weeks. I'm noticing, however, that one side is filling more than the other. Had my goatie friend saying that she'd dry treat, but had heard you can't do that with sheep.

    Whatcha think?
     
  2. ozark_jewels

    ozark_jewels Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well....if it was a goat, I wouldn't dry treat this late in the pregnancy unless I was sure it was some type of mastitis. A lot of times a goat will start coming into milk lopsided and even out by freshening. And some sheep and goats will get a lobsided udder even without help from mastitis. It can be from an injury or it can be genetic...?? Does it feel like it might be mastitis or does it feel normal??
     

  3. Sprout

    Sprout Well-Known Member

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    Take her temp and feel the udder, if it's hot to the touch and hard as a rock she probably has mastitis. And since she's a first timer I'd bet it would be the infectious kind not from injury. If she's running a fever separate her immediatly from the rest of your flock because she'll spread it.
     
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    eieiomom Well-Known Member

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    Tracey,

    Is Coco's udder producing milk on both sides normally ?

    Deb
     
  5. kesoaps

    kesoaps Well-Known Member

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    Y'know, I haven't gone out and tried milking her, but the lambs appear to be nursing from both sides. Plus, it's evened out since lambing. After posting this I watched and found that she was filling first on one side, then catching up with the other. She's looking pretty good now!
     
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    Ok good mastitis is always such a pain.
     
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