DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-2156.IntJSciRep20200198

Partial mastectomy as management for unilateral gangrenous mastitis in a lactating Red Sokoto goat

Nura Abubakar, Faruku Bande, Hassan A. Bodinga, Aminu Barmo, Hameed S. Ayobami, M. S. Abubakar

Abstract


A 7-year-old lactating Red Sokoto goat was presented to the veterinary clinic, Aliyu Jodi Road Sokoto, with the complaint of inappetance, weight loss, reduced milk output and foul smelling udder four weeks after kidding. The goat weighed approximately 25 kg. The patient appears dull with rough hair coat, the right mammary gland was necrotic and blue-greenish, atrophied, hardened with a lacerated base, painful to touch with foul smelling. Gangrenous mastitis was diagnosed and animal as scheduled for surgery. The surgery was successfully conducted; the animal was later discharged 16 days post surgery.


Keywords


Mastitis, Mammary gland, Foul smelling discharges, Sensitivity test, Gangrenous

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