Hi, I am looking for udder wash ideas for goats that don't contain bleach, dish soap or peroxide or other strong cleaners. Has anyone ever used vinegar? We don't want to pasteurize the milk but there is always debris falling in the milk even after brushing, so I would like to know of a good cleaning solution for her. I do filter the milk but am not confident that what falls in isnt contaminating it first.
A friend of mine uses vinegar for a teat dip. She says she hasn't had any problems with it. She says it helps prevent mastitis because a baby goat's saliva is acidic and naturally closes the teats.
Her info: "I first scrub with a dawn dish soap dilute or unscented babywipes; then put a vinegar rinse on afterwards. Then I milk the doe. After I am done milking I splash vinegar and use Udderly Smoothe."