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Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM, Veterinarian
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1174
Experience:  Equine Practitioner. Owner of Mobile Equine/Large Animal Practice for 16 years.
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My goat had two little doe kids Thursday but no milk. Her

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My goat had two little doe kids Thursday but no milk.
Her bag is big but no milk it actually fills like a baby goat is in her milk bag. When i touch it I can tell she is in pain.we are bottle feeding the babies but they are still with her. She is getting weaker by the minute.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dan C., DVM replied 1 year ago.

Greetings, and thanks for the question.

Firstly, I apologize for the delay. I just got online and saw your question and wanted to get you an answer as quickly as possible.

I'm sorry to hear about L SU's condition. I'm sure it must have you worried, with good reason!

Based on your description of her condition, it's most likely that L SU is suffering from a severe case of mastitis. In other words, and infection of her udder and mammary glands. I'd like to ask you a few questions, however, so that I might give you a more complete answer.

1): Has L SU ever kidded before?

2): Have you taken her temperature, and if so, what is it?

3): Did the kids get any milk at all from her when they were first born? How are the kids doing?

4): Is L SU eating and drinkng?

5): What does L SU's diet consist of?

Thanks, ***** *****'m looking forward to hearing from you.

-Dan C.