Looking for a safe, natural Udder wash for goats

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Free Range Mama, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Free Range Mama

    Free Range Mama Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read something about using Apple Cider Vinegar for a wash (diluted in water). But for the most part, I see bleach or peroxide etc as a wash. We don't want to pasteurize so I would like to wash the udder first. Any recommendations?
     
  2. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2009
    Rigby, Idaho
    we used unscented baby wipes. works really well!!
     
  3. Junaleefarm

    Junaleefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    We use bleach and water with a drop of regular dawn dish washing soap. We put 1 TBLS bleach in a 32 ounce spray bottle add one drop of dawn and fill it up with water. We liberally spray the udder, use a new paper towel for each teat (we buy these in bulk) and thoroughly wipe down. After milking we dip their teats with a good quality teat dip and send them on their way. We have been doing this for years with no mastitis or any ill effects to the milk. The baby wipes seem very convenient- but the price could start to add up depending on how many you are milking.
     
  4. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2009
    Rigby, Idaho
    Quote:very true, we can get them in bulk here, so it doesnt cost near as much. we will be milking a TON more in about a year since we aquired 4 new doelings lol
     

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