Have you looked into impetigo or pustular dermatitis?: This occurs on the teats and udder so udder covered with pus-filled eruption of staphylococcus aureus, it is treated by Phisohex which will break the pustules, clean with dettol, also Betamethasone cream helps to heal the damage skin. I found this online. Hope it helps
Post by carolyn2069 on May 30, 2008 8:09:17 GMT -5
Hello, I am new to the world of goats, just got my American Alpine doe 3 weeks ago. I have been watching this thread, since I am having the same problem. The sores are not near the teats, but higher on the udder. Most of the sores are on the front, but there are a few on the back side.
I was using Bag Balm, but have been using a 3-way wound treatment for the past two days. That seems to be helping some. I also have some LA 200 coming today, and can use that if I need to.
Does anyone have any advice for me? From the research I have done online, I think it may be a staph infection. Does that sound right? The doe does not have kids, but is currently in milk. I'm afraid it was my newbie milking skills that caused this. We have not been drinking the milk, since I noticed the sores. Any help would be greatly appecitated.
Well, I have been treating her with neosporin and now it has spread up onto her stomach, I had a friend of mine check her out (she has raised dairy goats for 30 yrs) she confirmed udder acne and recommended antibiotic shots. So I gave the first injection today and will give 2 more with a day spacing in between. I'm not milking her right now just letting the kids nurse to keep her udder from filling and breaking the sores open. This has helped some already, she is a very heavy producer and when I would go out to milk in the morning after having the kids separated at night her udder would be full and the skin very taught and any sores that had started to scab over during the previous day would be pulled open. So we'll see how it goes. Thanks for all you input and if there are any other suggestions please let me know. I'm very new at goat raising and the more i learn, the more I find I need to learn. I definitely need all the advise I can get!!!!!
There was an article by Susanne Gasparato in this month's Goat Rancher magazine that dealt with staph infections caused by wet, humid conditions. It described exactly what you are relating. Can you get a hold of a copy? I'd be happy to relate the treatment she recommended, but I only remember opening the sores, squeezing the pus out, and treating with antibiotics - I don't remember what antibiotics were recommended or if there was more to the treatment. Unfortunately, I can't check because my copy is out on loan.
Hey all, I posted yesterday about giving antibiotics to my alpine and I have been reading up on some of the other toics.There have been sveral posts mentioning imeuinity boosters.I'm not sure if I should give her some or which one to give. She is eating well,active,bright eyed and bushy tailed if you know what I mean,so "if it ain't broke,don't fix it"????? Lisa PS I'm still having trouble getting to this page,I manage to "stumble on it at some point but if I leave I rarely find my way back. Seems to be a sort of maze!!!!! So I may or may not get to read new posts today or atleast until I find my way back. STILL TRYING though!!!!