teat sinus

teat sinus

the cavity which occupies most of the volume of the teat; dorsally it is continuous with the mammary gland sinus; ventrally it leads into the papillary duct (teat canal) and to the exterior; its confines consist of the distensible teat wall. Called also teat cistern.

teat sinus absent
congenital defect immediately branding the animal as a cull.
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Effect of localized antibiotic infusions applied to the teat-canal and teat sinus at drying-off on mastitis in the dry- period and at calving.
2009) employed prosthetic tubes made up of modified polyvinyl chloride to maintain the patency of the teat sinus and found satisfactory.
Use of mucosal grafts and temporary tube implanting for treatment of teat sinus mucosal injuries.