ISSN 2398-2993      

Summer mastitis

obovis

Synonym(s): Trueperella pyogenes, August bag


Summer mastitis

  • Summer mastitis is also known as August bag.
  • It occurs mostly in summer, although in spring calving herds it may be more common earlier in the year.
  • It is thought to be spread by flies, although other environmental risks may also be involved.
  • It is most often seen in dry cows and heifers, but young calves may also be affected.
  • It is a bacterial infection of the dry udder, usually with the bacterium Trueperella pyogenes, although other bacteria may also be involved.
  • Very few affected quarters will recover, so treatment is aimed at preventing the cow from becoming sick, rather than saving the quarter.
  • The main goal should be to minimize the chance of the disease occurring.
  • The economic impact of this condition can be significant as it often results in non-functional quarters and may lead to the cow becoming sick, aborting her calf or even dying from spread of bacteria in to the blood stream.

Clinical signs

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Cause

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Treatment

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Prevention

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Related Images

RELATED FACTSHEETS

Dry cow therapy

Want more related items, why not
contact us

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We have an ever growing content library on Vetlexicon so if you ever find we haven't covered something that you need please fill in the form below and let us know!

 
 
 
 

To show you are not a Bot please can you enter the number showing adjacent to this field

 Security code