So my total for baby goats this year is 6 girls and 2 boys! WOW! So happy!
Been catching up on my to do list, plus I'm still fighting this cold. We think my DBF cracked a rib too so I have been picking up all the slack while sick. :/ I think it's keeping me from getting better... been trying to rest in-between chores, not the easiest thing to do!
Unfortunately, Ghiselle got severe mastitis within 12 hours after her kidding, but I'm treating her aggressively with a full 5 day round of penicillin and it's almost completely 100% gone now. It was the WEIRDEST thing ever. (I milked her out right after she had them, and again every 6 hours). Within 6 hours of having the babies a long skinny "lump" developed in her left udder and over the next 6 hours it grew and grew until I can only describe it as a "snake" in her udder, about as big around as my ring finger. In the mammary tissue right above the nipple. WEIRD. Then within another 6 hours the whole bottom of her left udder was ROCK hard and the nipple was becoming hard too, making it nearly impossible to milk her. As soon as I noticed the hardening she got her first dose of pen-g (penicillin). Within 6 hours the whole thing had softened up and every 6 hours it just kept getting better. Now, about 24 hours later, the "snake" is almost completely gone.