Inflammation of the Mammary Gland in Chinchillas
The veterinarian will treat mastitis with antibiotics to clear the infection. Anti-inflammatory and antihistaminic agents would also be administered to help reduce the inflammation. If the cut or wound is deep, regular dressing and topical antibiotic or antiseptic ointments will be applied.
Living and Management
The kits should not be allowed to feed from the mother suffering from mastitis. Kits may need to be nursed by other nursing females or hand fed. Routinely administer the necessary antibiotics as directed by your veterinarian and follow the regular dressing of the wound until it heals.
The mammary glands of nursing females should be observed frequently for injuries caused by the sharp teeth of nursing kits. Any such injury should be immediately attended to by proper dressing and antibiotic treatment to heal so that secondary bacterial infection leading to mastitis does not occur.
An infection of the udder; may be infectious or not
The glands in female animals that are used to produce milk; also called the udder or breast
Any drug that kills organisms in an animal's tissue or prevents the growth of more.
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