Mastitis affects sows and gilts that have farrowed and are feeding piglets or have just weaned their piglets.
Signs to look out for include:
- Teats that are hot to the touch.
- Teats that are hard and lumpy.
- Sow not eating.
- Heavy breathing.
- Raised temperature.
- Lethargy in sows.
- Not standing up.
Mastitis needs to be treated quickly, so if you suspect that your sow or gilt has mastitis then you may want to call for your vet. Mastitis can be treated with a course of antibiotics.