The symptoms of oedema of the udder in cows can be attributed painless increase in volume. In most cases, the body temperature is a little below normal, its local increase usually is not observed. On the skin of the udder when pressed with fingertips for a long time are depressions. Secret not revealed any abnormalities. The tension of the skin clearly expressed, which increases the risk of injury. Severe swelling of the udder may provoke mastitis, hinder the milking process.
Often minor swelling for 5-7 days after birth and are not suggesting any special treatment. If this process takes a rather serious form, should be deleted (or at least reduce) from the diet of cow succulent forage, concentrates and salt. Feed her during this period must hay of good quality. Water consumption should be limited. Sdoit cow recommended up to 8 times a day.
In congestive edema of the udder need to take action to prevent possible injury swollen tissue. The cow should not be allowed in the common herd with other animals. This should make her walk 1 hour a day 3-4 times a day.
Recommended light massage of the udder in the direction from the bottom up. However, do not apply irritating ointments and liniments. Edema, they are contraindicated. In the case that the swelling occurred before delivery, the cow should be several times a day sdoit.
Therapy for edema of the udder should be aimed at restoring blood and lymph circulation, reduction of interstitial pressure. These goals are achieved often are milking-off and conduct the massage in the direction to the base of the udder of the cow. A sick animal can be administered intravenously 100-150 ml of 10% solution of calcium chloride or calcium gluconate. Subcutaneously injected heart drug in 10-20 ml 20% caffeine benzoate. Swelling will resolve faster if you do a poultice of hay dust and warm baths.
With highly pendulous udder is recommended to tie up his adimania or supporting bandage. Good effect with edema rubbing anti-edematous and anti-inflammatory ointment "Riefen". In combination with systemic and local treatment can be applied laxatives medium salts (magnesia, carlsbad salt, castor oil), diuretic infusions or decoctions (made of juniper berries, buds of birch, horsetail), distracting rubbing in the area of the rump, extremities, breast.