General [General] Sheep during the lambing season are often seized with inflammation of one or both quarters of the udder, which becomes swollen, hard and very tender. It may arise from the action of cold upon the udder; or when the lamb dies and there is not sufficient attention paid to the ewe until another lamb can be found to take the place of the dead one.
REMEDIES: Aconite, Bryonia, Chamomilla, Belladonna and Sulphur. Aconite [Acon] Aconite may be given at the commencement if the pulse is disturbed and there are general febrile symptoms.
Dose. Four drops every one, two or three hours. Bryonia [Bry] Bryonia is generally useful after Aconite, especially if the disease has been caused by cold. This medicine may be often used with advantage in alternation with Belladonna.
Dose. The same as directed for Aconite. Belladonna [Bell] Belladonna is particularly indicated if the udder is much swollen, red and tender.
Dose. Two drops every two or three hours, according to circumstances. Chamomilla [Cham] Chamomilla is indicated when there is not much inflammation and the skin of the udder feels loose, but a hard substances can be felt inside.
Dose. Three or four drops twice a day. Hepar sulph [Hep] Sometimes from neglect the udder passes into a state of suppuration, when this is the case. Hepar sulphuris is the best remedy; at other times the udder turns dark and remains quite hard, like a stone; when such is the case, give Silicea and Sulphur. Conclusion [Conclusion] Let it be particularly borne in mind that in all diseases of the udder either the lamb must be made to suck, or the udder must be frequently stripped of its contents.