Treatment of Postpartum Metritis In Dairy Cows Caused by Actinomyces Pyogenes
Three treatments (oxytetracycline infusions, prostaglandin injections, and no treatment) were applied to Holstein cows with postpartum metritis from which A pyogenes had been isolated from the uterus. Gross involution was not different between groups, but oxytetracycline infusions significantly reduced (P <0. 005) the incidence of A pyogenes infected uteri. Numbers were too small to pass judgement on fertility between groups, but when all groups were combined fertility was definitely reduced.