Urogenital Problems of Sows often show up as discharge from the vulva commonly called vaginal or vulvar or vulval discharges 
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Urogenital Problems of Sows often show up as discharge from the vulva

 

Discharge type
Malodorous? Quantity?Consistency?Colour?
normal:
Pro-oestrus/oestrusNoSmallWatery, slightly tacky Clear, cloudy or white
During inseminationNoVariesSemen gel + watery fluidClear, cloudy or white
Post-service
(up to 2 days)
No Small Thick, tenacious White, grey or cream
PregnancyNoSmallThick, tenaciousWhite, grey or cream
Post-partum lochia
(up to 5 days p.p.)
Slightly Up to 15 ml at a time, decreasing by 3rd dayUsually thickVaries
pathological:
Vaginitis/cervicitisNot usually SmallThick, tenaciousWhite to yellow
Endometritis
(gilts/dry sows)
Marked or slight VariesVariesVaries
Endometritis
(after farrowing)
Yes Often >15 ml at a timeThin, may be lumpsVaries
Abortion
(bacterial)
Most casesVaries VariesVaries, may be blood-stained
Crystalluria
(oxalate/phosphate)
No Varies Often gritty when rubbed between fingers Cloudy, white or yellow
Cystitis/pyelonephritis Severe cases: ammonia smell Mixed with urine Varied Possibly blood-stained
 

Source: Meredith, M.J. (1994) "Urogenital infections of swine"
Proc.7th International Meeting on Animal Reproduction, Murcia, Spain, 347-350

NOTE: bloody urine is often a sign of bladder infection [cystitis] but can also result from abortion, uterine infection or traumatic injury [e.g. mating (boar penis) or artificial insemination (catheter) injuries].

 

 

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