Mastitis Acuta in a Pure Breed Cane Corso female. A Case Report

Iosif VASIU, Raul Alexandru POP, Flore CHIRILA, Flaviu TABARAN, Marian TAULESCU, Gheorghe Florinel BRUDASCA


Data regarding bitch mastitis is fairly scarce compared to the literature regarding ruminant mastitis. Neglecting clinical and subclinical cases of mastitis can be life threatening for both dam and puppies. The aim of this report is to present a case of Mastitis acuta complicated with a case of neonatal septicaemia in a Cane Corso (Canis lupus familiaris L.) pure breed female. Laboratory assays showed a milk pH value of 7.5, milk cytology revealed the presence of segmented neutrophils, while foamy cells, phagocytosis and highly pathogenic bacteria (i.e. Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) were isolated from milk and puppy. To the author's knowledge, this is the first case of bitch mastitis linked to neonatal septicaemia with mixed E. coli and P. aeruginosa infection.


Bitch, cytology, Escherichia coli, mastitis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, septicaemia.

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