Mastitis

Symptoms: involve one or more mammary glands. Affected mammary glands are swollen, warm and painful with hemorrhagic or purulent milk. Sometimes, other clinical signs, such as fever, discomfort and inapettence, are not present 

Cause: bacterial infection of the mammary gland following the birth (inside one or two weeks)

 

Duration: days

 

First aid: walk to and fro, cold compress (ice) on the mammary gland, food reduction

 

Urgency: one to two days

 

Prevention: none (Ovariohysterectomy)

 

Treatment: broad spectrum antibiotics, fluid treatment (infusions), appropriate food provided for the young.

 

Therapy success: 90 to 100%

 

Convalescence: few days