Update on mastitis

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My little doe Peoney who had gangrene mastitis is alive and well, the evening I posted about her I wanted to put her down. After reading, it sure didn't sound good and we may not be out of the woods yet. Friday morning after I posted here I called the vet and he agreed that it was gangrene mastitis and she didn't have much chance and he couldn't see her, but he told me to give her 3cc of LA200 IV for three days and to drain her udder. So my husband and I gave our first IV injections. We lanced the end of her teat , drained it and infused with Today cow, gave her a B complex shot, got fluids down her. The next morning the black area hadn't creeped any farther up the udder and the red streaks that run up her body from her udder where all but gone and she was eating and calling to her baby. We gave the shots and probious for the three day and by golly I think she going to make it. From what I read on saanendoah.com the udder should sloth off, couldn't be a better time of the year for that. I know we were very lucky ,caught it quickly and started treatment at once.

-- sherry (chickadee259@yahoo.com), February 06, 2002


Wow. It's amazing what we can learn to do when we have to, isn't it? Congratulations on your work with this doe so far, and I hope she continues to improve for you.

-- mary (marylgarcia@aol.com), February 06, 2002.

Sherry, in the other post is this what you are talking about with the vaccine? Gangrenous Mastitis, Malignant Edema and Black leg are all related, gas under the skin which kills tissue. If you are diagnosed with this on your place you should switch your vaccines from plain CD&T to Covexin 8 which also has controls in it for Black leg. Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (vickilonesomedoe@hotmail.com), February 06, 2002.

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