Mastitis Metritis Agalactia syndrome in Sows
Occurs from 12 to 48 hours after parturition with a rapid fall off in milk production, toxaemia, constipation, fever and vaginal discharges in the sow.
DiagnosisThe cause or causes of the syndrome are not clearly understood. Management factors are implicated.
Samples of vaginal discharges are of limited value because of the wide range of organisms normally present in the vagina of the sow.
At present, there is little that can be offered in the laboratory in relation to this condition.