Inflammation frequently attacks the udder, which is found to be very hot, painful, and swollen.
REMEDIES: Aconite, Belladonna, Bryonia, Chamomilla, Phosphorus, Ipecacuanha and Arnica.
Aconite and Belladonna in alternation if the udder is painful, hot and inflamed.
Dose. Six or eight drops three times a day until better.
Aconite and Bryonia, if it originates from cold.
Dose. The same as of Aconite and Belladonna.
Belladonna, is most useful if it comes on a short time after calving.
Dose. The same as previously mentioned.
Chamomilla, if there is not much inflammation, skin of the udder loose and knots can be felt inside.
Dose. Eight or ten drops three times a day until relieved. It is also requisite to empty the udder several times a day.
Diminution of Milk: If arising from cold, and the general health is not affected, Chamomilla is a capital remedy; but if insufficient, Phosphorus should be given.
Dose. Ten drops twice a day.
Bloody Milk: Sometimes the milk from one or more of the teats is streaked with blood, in which Ipecacuanha is the best remedy that I know of; I have cured numbers of cases with it.
Dose. Ten drops night and morning.
If there has been an injury, then Arnica should be given, and the Arnica lotion used externally.
Dose. The same as of Chamomilla.