Bacterial Infection or Fluid Filled Cysts of the Lactating Glands in Rabbits
If the infection is severe, chronic, or recurring, surgical removal of mammary glands and ovaries and uterus may need to be performed for the overall health of your rabbit. If the infection is being treated in an early stage, and is not considered severe, antibiotics that are specific to the bacteria that is present will be administered with caution.
Living and Management
At home, you will need to maintain a clean environment to prevent reinfections. If your rabbit has been diagnosed with cystic mastitis, and the condition is recurring or chronic, removal of the mammary glands is advisable, since cystic mastitis may progress to cancer.
There are complications that can occur, and will need to be watched for. Abscess formation can cause loss of the mammary gland(s), death to the adult rabbit, or death of the suckling newborns.
Progress and recovery depends on the severity and extent of the mastitis.
A medical condition involving excessive thirst
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The hollow bodily organ that holds the embryo and fetus and provides nourishment; only found in female animals.
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
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts
A passage in the body with walls
Blood in the urine
The condition of being drowsy, listless, or weak
A localized infection, usually a lesion filled with pus. Can be large or small in size.
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