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Uterine infection

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Paul Wood

Synonym(s): Whites


Uterine infection

Uterine infection is where the uterus/womb of the cow/heifer has an overgrowth of micro-organisms, such as bacteria. It often results in a milky white discharge from the vagina, hence the colloquial name of “whites”.

Whites - vaginal discharge ©Mo Kemp

How is uterine infection diagnosed?

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What are the categories of uterine infection?

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What causes uterine infection?

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What are the consequences of uterine infection?

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How do I treat a cow with a vaginal discharge?

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Lots of my herd are affected, how can I reduce the incidence of uterine infection in my herd?

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Is uterine infection dangerous to people?

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