Black Mastitis

I have not had experience with this particularly vicious mastitis, thank God. I have read about it, and have found some good informational links which I am going to include in this post. One thing to be aware of – this (and other types) mastitis can be spread from one goat to another so do … click here to continue reading Black Mastitis

Natural Ways of Treating Mastitis by Irene Ramsay

There are many forms of mastitis in goats, and not all are caused by bacteria. Probably the commonest cause is pressure and the resultant bruising. When the udder is holding more milk than it has ever done before, the outer skin becomes stretched and painful. Unless the pressure is relieved the stretched skin will become … click here to continue reading Natural Ways of Treating Mastitis by Irene Ramsay

Homemade Mastitis Test Recipe

Mastitis Test Solution – this recipe was found at a site that has since been taken down from the Internet. You can see the original page at the Internet Archive.

1 gallon Distilled Water 4 teaspoons Liquid dish Soap like Ivory 1 teaspoon lye (Red Devil) 1 box Navy Rit Dye

Mix completely. To use … click here to continue reading Homemade Mastitis Test Recipe

Milk Testing – Taking a Clean Sample

These are the materials I take with me to the milk parlor for testing.

* unscented baby wipes * bottle of alcohol * roll of paper towels * rubber gloves * udder/teat salve

Step 1: Get your first doe on the stand and stanchioned in. Wipe her udder and teats carefully and thoroughly with one … click here to continue reading Milk Testing – Taking a Clean Sample

Testing for Subclinical Mastitis – Home Tests

There are three ways to “test” for subclinical mastitis at home. [If you suspect subclinical mastitis, you may want to keep the milk from the house supply, it is safe to give to your chickens, dogs, cats, etc.]

1. Milk the doe, keeping her milk separate from the others, strain the milk, chill quickly and … click here to continue reading Testing for Subclinical Mastitis – Home Tests