Pyometra

Symptoms: usually begin 4 to 10 weeks after the estrus. Signs are variable: lethargy, polyuria (excessive urination), polydipsia (excessive drinking), vomiting, usually without fever, sometimes purulent vaginal discharge. Relative hard to diagnose without X-ray examination or diagnostic laparoscopy (surgical).

Cause:  uterine infections

Duration: days (sometimes progresses rapidly to sepsis, shock and death)

First aid: none

Urgency: one day (or two mostly)

Prevention: none (Ovariohysterectomy)

 Treatment: broad spectrum antibiotics, fluid treatment (infusions), ovariohysterectomy

Therapy success: 70 to 100%

Convalescence: few days