Does My Cow Have Mastitis? How to Diagnose and Treat Mastitis

| 10/2/2015 12:06:30 PM

Mastitis is my enemy.

I nursed 4 children. I have had mastitis. It is a mammary infection. Whether you are a human, or a cow (or any other mammal I would suppose) you are susceptible to mastitis.

If you have a milk cow, I hope you never have to deal with it. Some fortunate folks out there never have and never will.

I am not one of them. I have had my share (and then some) of battles with mastitis. It has not been pleasant, however, it has provided many learning opportunities.

Thanks to all my adventures in mammary infections I am now a self-proclaimed expert in all things mastitis. A-hem.

There are many types of mastitis. There are dangerous strains that are life threatening. There are strep infections that are easy to cure. And there is Staphylococcus auerus. It isn’t dangerous, or life threatening, but it is a pain in the neck and practically impossible to cure.

10/8/2015 10:32:52 AM

Can you use the milk from the uninfected quarters that are not being treated?