from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Inflammation of a mamma. Also called
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The fate of cows suffering from "gelber galt", as mammitis is locally called, depends on the extent of phagocytosis.
There are cases where the streptococci of mammitis, after absorption by the phagocytes, demolish the cells and finish by being free to carry on their deadly work.
Swiss veterinary expert, Zschokke, was the first to make use of this rule in the struggle against infectious mammitis in cows, which is an epizootic that causes serious deterioration in milk.
This example of contagious mammitis should admonish those who think it enough to determine the opsonic strength to be able to judge how an illness or indeed immunity is faring.
Irrigating the gland with a four per cent water solution of boric acid is an important treatment for certain forms of mammitis.
_The symptoms_ occurring in the different forms of mammitis differ.
Loss of appetite usually accompanies this form of mammitis.
_A predisposing cause_ in the development of mammitis is a high development of the mammary glands.
There are also a number of inflammatory udder troubles known as garget or mammitis.
Again of horned cattle, which give the same quality of beef, irrespective of colour; farmers will tell you of them that coloured cattle are among the best for farming and other purposes, while white bullocks are subject to sore eyes, and white cows continually suffer from erythema of the nipples (Garget-mammitis); yet we have not heard that this peculiarity had any influence on the quality of their beef or the quality of the milk they give.