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Mastitis in the lactating mink female (Mustela vison S.) and the development of "greasy kits".
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11126574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
"Greasy kits" is the result of a multifactorial disease complex with few known definitive aetiological factors. Mastitis has been hypothesized as a triggering factor although classical clinical signs of mastitis (rubor, tumor, dolor, calor) are rarely seen in lactating Danish mink females. In this study we sacrificed 2 groups of lactating mink females with a total of 78 mammary glands at day 19-30 after giving birth. The first group had raised normal mink kits while the other group had suffered severe attacks of greasy kits. We found no clinical or histopathological evidence of mastitis but isolated streptococci and staphylococci from 2 mammary glands in females raising greasy kits. These glands showed no clinical or histological signs of inflammation attributable to bacteria and we conclude that mastitis is not necessary for the generation of greasy kits.
T N Clausen; H H Dietz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta veterinaria Scandinavica     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0044-605X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Vet. Scand.     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-12     Completed Date:  2001-07-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370400     Medline TA:  Acta Vet Scand     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Danish Fur Breeders Research Centre, Holstebro, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Newborn
Apocrine Glands / pathology
Hidradenitis / etiology,  veterinary*
Mammary Glands, Animal / microbiology,  pathology
Mastitis / complications,  veterinary*

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