Partial mastectomy as management for unilateral gangrenous mastitis in a lactating Red Sokoto goat


  • Nura Abubakar Department of Surgery and Radiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
  • Faruku Bande Ministry of Animal Health, Sokoto
  • Hassan A. Bodinga Department of Surgery and Radiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
  • Aminu Barmo Ministry of Animal Health, Sokoto
  • Hameed S. Ayobami Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
  • M. S. Abubakar Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto



Mastitis, Mammary gland, Foul smelling discharges, Sensitivity test, Gangrenous


A 7-year-old lactating Red Sokoto goat was presented to the veterinary clinic, Aliyu Jodi Road Sokoto, with the complaint of inappetance, weight loss, reduced milk output and foul smelling udder four weeks after kidding. The goat weighed approximately 25 kg. The patient appears dull with rough hair coat, the right mammary gland was necrotic and blue-greenish, atrophied, hardened with a lacerated base, painful to touch with foul smelling. Gangrenous mastitis was diagnosed and animal as scheduled for surgery. The surgery was successfully conducted; the animal was later discharged 16 days post surgery.


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