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Inflammation of the Mammary Gland in Chinchillas

Treatment

 

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.

 

Prevention

 

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.

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