Question Hi Donna ,not a big problem tonight , just a question concerning the mastic Doe you helped me with early this spring , the coat hanger girl . Peanut made a full recovery keeping the one side of her udder working through all the needles and hot compresses . Her kid , over 4 months old now , I decided to take off her mom . Milking her off , I decided to check the side that had been so infected . Crazy but other than a bit of hard tissue and a very small teat , I believe that side , the udder is gone , its just not there . Is this what happens , and when I breed her will only one side be there for milk ? That would be ok , better one good side than what she had before , don't wish to put her through that again . Thanks .
Answer It is quite possible that part of the udder has died and then absorbed by the doe. It is also possible that the mammary system in that side of the udder is also dead and so would not come back with next kidding. Hard to tell at this point. You are correct though that better one good side and not have to deal with mastitis on the other. Donna
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