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Old 05-10-2015, 12:31 PM
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Default Dairy Goat Question

Okay, I just completed making an automatic goat milker with one of those handy little vacuum packing (food saver) pumps (works like a charm!!!! - trial run 8 ounces in ten seconds). We have a variety of dairy goats with different size teats (all in milk now) I used two 100cc syringes for the milking apparatus (plunger removed), but I'm concerned that the teat needs contact with the sides - some kind of support for the teat when suction is applied. Can the goats teats be injured by using a milker this large?
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Old 05-10-2015, 05:05 PM
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I doubt it will do more damage than a Kid nursing, but you could try a 60 CC syringe, or possibly line them with vinyl tubing, or the fingers from some latex gloves
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