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Mastitis in Goats

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Mastitis may be defined as inflammation of the mammary gland caused by specific disease producing microorganisms. Mastitis in dairy goats, like mastitis in dairy cows, is a disease of considerable economic importance. As in dairy cows, infection is usually spread from infected to non-infected susceptible animals during the milking process. Some aspects of dairy goat mastitis closely resemble mastitis in dairy cows; others resemble the disease in sheep. Subclinical mastitis may be defined as mammary gland infection as revealed by laboratory examination of milk samples. Clinical mastitis is characterized by signs of inflammation: swelling, pain, fever temperature and abnormal milk secretion. Clinical cases may be acute, where animals clearly show all the characteristic signs of inflammation and chronic, where the infection remains in a more or less quiescent state with recurrent mild to severe attacks.



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Mastitis may be defined as inflammation of the mammary gland caused by specific disease producing microorganisms
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