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Mastitis

Discussion in 'Emergencies, Injuries, Diseases, and Cures' started by Sharyl, May 15, 2018.

  1. May 21, 2018
    Sharyl

    Sharyl Chillin' with the herd

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    My in laws live in Happy Valley, Ca! We used to live in Redding! Small world :)
     
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  2. May 21, 2018
    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    One of my best friends here lives in Happy Valley and I "met" her about 9 years ago on Back Yard Chickens. It is indeed a small world.
     
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  3. May 23, 2018
    momto6Ls

    momto6Ls Exploring the pasture

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    Sharyl, I'm sorry I missed most of this! I kept hoping someone else had given you help as I read!

    Any time my girls seem a little sick with an infection I offer them cloves of garlic right away! Garlic is a natural antibiotic and they usually crunch it right down if they need it. I offer a few cloves twice a day until the problem is resolved. The garlic will actually sweeten the milk as well - BONUS :D =D. It is not toxic - they can have as much as they want!

    We have 5 does, also try to keep it natural, and sell the milk - so antibiotics are a last option. It sounds like you were on the right track. Treating naturally ALWAYS takes longer to heal. And yes, sometimes it is miserable. We have had occasion to do exactly what you did - compress, peppermint oil massage. You did great! Give yourself a pat on the back.:thumbsup

    You might want to add garlic to your list of options. I won't go without it! If they really need it and won't crunch it down (there is always at least one stubborn girl! Lol) we crush it and give it as a drench.

    I think that would have helped to completely take care of the problem with everything else you were doing.

    I just want to say again, kudos for all you did to take care of her. Don't let the vet give you a hard time - doing all you can before calling is not wrong! And I hope garlic is helpful in the future!
     
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