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Bottle Babies
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« on: February 08, 2012, 08:51:44 PM »

I have a little pygmy mix, her name is Molly, she is 18 months old.  She is my first goat.  I've noticed that her teets have suddenly become big and swollen. Her udder appears to be normal size.  I'm pretty sure she is not pregnant, her belly is still nice and slender.   Her friends who are around the same age don't seem to have this happening to them.  Anyone have any ideas why this is?
nancy d
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 09:13:49 PM »

Can you post a pic of her teats?
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 09:15:34 PM »

What does she have as a friend?  I know some goats get a precous ( sp)  utter. Has she ever been with a buck?
  It would be good if possible to get a picture?


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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 12:16:31 AM »

Do they look chapped? Bruised? Could one of the other goats be sucking on them?

Is the udder flat or is there some shape to it? If it were mastitis or the like, the udder would be involved because that's where mastitis is.

 How long have they been like this? If only a couple of days, could she be in heat and have a hormonal surge that caused it?

Is her temperature normal? Do you have grass and fresh new browse in your area yet?  Most new grasses and leaves contain a higher amount of estrogen like substances in the early spring which could cause udder and teat changes.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 08:35:40 AM »

She may just be laying on her utter the wrong way..causing just a tad of swelling in the teats.  A body temp will tell all...if it's normal I wouldn't worry too much, count it as hormones...if she has an elevated body temp (over 103.0) then I'd investigate it further. 

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 08:44:53 AM »

yup I can vouch for the precocious udder, Tamara had that last yr as alot will remember, that there udder was a good un but 10 months later NO show, so I guess not pregnant lol

dont tell me to give em drugs we aint got non here in Crimea, its all herbs and such
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