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The issue is that his udders continue to expand with milk, which force his testicles out almost 90%, injuring them. Our Dairy Goats are our lives, and it is extremely frustrating not being able to find any solutions for Joshua.
Too bad there isn't a hormone shot that could keep him balanced? I find that interesting and I understand the frustration. Maybe a different bloodline and castrate that Buck? I hope you can find a solution soon. 👍
 

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We've been dealing with our 4 year old lactating Buck Joshua for about two years now. We are pretty sure he too thinks it's weird. In the beginning before both of my Rotator Cuffs ended up "looking like a bomb went off inside my shoulders" we milked him. WOW! what a rodeo! yet the risk of mastitis was great and we powered thru. We didn't have him on sweet mix like our milking Does, and his milk was pure white, rich & creamy, and just a little bit salty.
Poor Joshua - his udders have pushed his testicles out 90 degrees and has needed to be treated for abrasions to them. At times he chases himself snorting and getting excited. If it wasn't so sad to see him go thru that it could almost be funny. We have tried different things from three different vets, but he will not dry up.
We need help. Thank you for your time and information. Jim & Jodi
By now, that issue has probably been long resolved. Still, as there are species of bats where both parents lactate and pigeons where both produce pigeon milk it seems if kids would nurse from the buck that could leave more milk production from the does for sale (unless there are no kids and all milk is money)... I remember hearing one goat dairyman saying his buck allowed the kids to do that.
 

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I bet buck milk would be icky. If a buck with udders was wethered, would that make his milk any better?
 

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I bet buck milk would be icky. If a buck with udders was wethered, would that make his milk any better?
I have a weather right now and we’re treating him with lice UGH! And his teats are eritated but we’ve treated him and his teats aren’t as red as they were here’s a couple pics sorry for posting it on here
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