Teat surgery

  • Margaret A. Masterson Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43040
Keywords: bovine, surgery, teat, supernumerary


Veterinarians are often called to perform teat surgery, whether due to congenital malformations of the teats or due to trauma. Anytime that teat surgery is performed, sterility is extremely important as one does not want to create a case of mastitis. This paper will cover the basics of common teat surgeries including supernumerary teats, slow milkers, teat obstructions, teat spiders, fistulas and repair of teat lacerations.

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