Teat diseases

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Ulcerative teat lesion on a cow
Lesions on the teat of a cow due to foot and mouth disease

A number of diseases of the teat have been recognised.

Some of the more common teat diseases include:

Hydrotaea spp, Stomoxys spp
Sarcoptes spp-induced udder sores
Ulcerative mammillitis, Pseudocowpox, Foot and mouth disease, vesicular stomatitis, papilloma virus
  • Metabolic disease
Milk fever, Hepatic lipidosis, mastitis, Abomasal displacement
Escherichia coli, Trueperella spp, Fusobacterium spp, Bacteroides spp
Streptococcus spp - S. dysgalactiae, S. uberis
Staphylococcus spp - S. hyicus, S. epidermidis, S. xylosus and S. intermedius
Corynebacterium bovis, Klebsiella spp
Chlamydophila spp
  • Environmental
Hypothermia, chaps, frost bite, teat-end hyperkeratosis
  • Trauma
Teat trauma, chaps, cuts, sunburn
Milking machine lesions
  • Congenital abnormalities
Everted teat-ends, teat-end erosion