We don't really have a spot for this stuff other than maybe back to basics and wanted it someplace where anyone who might have info could help. I have a couple of goats we milk and both are starting to dry up (both we think are bred so this is no surprise) but one of them appears to be getting mastitis (sp?) in at least one teat. A cream cheese type substance forms in the bag and you can get a few squirts of milk then this clogs it and you have to really squeeze to force it out then you can get a little more milk out of it. I know this happens a lot in cows while they are producing and can be somewhat serious if not treated since it can cause that teat to dry up permanently in some cases and be a 'dead teat'. I worked briefly at a dairy farm and I know we used stuff called 'dynomint' that was kind of like bengay to rub on the udder and help get a fever and better circulation to fight it, made sure to milk it all out, and gave them antibiotics but I didn't ever know which antibiotics it was. Dose anyone know if this is could also be a normal thing since she is drying up for her pregnancy and if not what antibiotics can be used to treat it or any other method's? We cant afford to take her to the vet and wont even be able to get her the meds for a week or 2 but when we get the money will just have to get the meds at the elevator and treat her ourselves, so any info would be very helpful, thanks. Oh and we did have some general, wide spectrum antibiotic crumble feed we kept for stuff like this but the mice in the feed shed got into it and ate it all...guess we should at least have healthy mice.