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Two weeks after giving birth, the left mammary gland became swollen and hard, with dramatically decreased milk production. The referring veterinarian sent milk samples to a diagnostic laboratory, from which Nocardia asteroides was isolated. The goat was treated with a course of intramammary cephapirin sodium. The Nocardia infection persisted 3 to 4 weeks postantibiotic treatment. A second therapeutic course with a combination of systemic ceftiofur sodium and intramammary cephapirin sodium was also unsuccessful in eliminating the infection. A third treatment with a course of procaine penicillin and milbemycin was implemented. The specific dose and frequency of all treatments were not specified. In milk samples taken following the final treatment, there was no growth of Nocardia. However, nodules were felt in the left mammary gland, which were assumed to be granulomas caused by chronic Nocardia infection. Neither biopsy nor fine-needle aspiration was performed at that time. The goat was referred to the North Carolina State Veterinary Teaching Hospital (NCSU-VTH) for possible mastectomy. The time between initial infection and presentation to the NCSU-VTH was 6 months.