One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Inflammation of the uterus.
- ‘These latter nutrients also help improve the sow's immune-response and prevent subsequent lactation complications such as mastitis, metritis, and agalactia.’
- ‘Sows should be brought up to full-feed as quickly as possible after they farrow, but some producers have observed a higher incidence of constipation and mastitis, metritis, and agalactia if this is done too rapidly.’
- ‘Likewise, metritis is rarely part of the syndrome.’
- ‘Many of the symptoms and effects of deficiencies in copper, iodine and selenium are common such as abortions, stillbirths, deaths in young calves and lowered immunity to diseases like scours, pneumonia, mastitis and metritis.’
- ‘Vitamin E injection significantly reduced the incidence of retained placenta and metritis but had no effect on clinical mastitis.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek mētra ‘womb’ + -itis.
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