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Hello I have a 5 yr old La Mancha doe who has never been bred. She has begun developing quite a large udder and is blowing her coat. I have removed all grain/high protein type supplements from her diet but am still concerned as the udder does not seem to be getting smaller. Milking her is not an option as she is just a pet and has never been milked or had her udder touched so whe would never allow it. Any suggestions other than wait and see? Thanks! Lorraine
-- Lorraine Keppler (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 08, 2003
MY 6 YR OLD SARNAUN HAS HAD THE SMAT THING HAPPEN FIRST I THOUGHT YOU HAD TO BREED BEFORE MILKING. GUESS WHAT WE HAVE MILK FOOLED ME. SHE WAS TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS FOR A WEEK BUT STILL GOT FULL TODAY I MILKED HER SHE WAS QUITE AT EASE WITH THE MILKING. I WONDER IF THE PIGMY GOATS WE RE NURSING FROM HER THEY WE RE THE SAME AGE. LOVE GOAT MILK OK WITH ME AND SHE AND THE NUBIAN ARE PETS ALSO.THEY DO SELL PRODUCTS TO DRY THEM UP PERHAPS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR VET
-- JUNE BOUTIN (ABBEYGAITES241@AOL.COM), July 08, 2003.
There are a lot of products out to dry them up. We have always milked a little less every day for a week or two then stop, or not at all and let nature take its course. If we don't milk at all we watch then VERY close. We don't want a blown utter or mastites.
-- bergy (email@example.com), July 13, 2003.