Many cheese makers think that the milk from an animal suffering from a garget may be the cause of the huffing of cheese.
garget in the udder, or weed, is also to be guarded against.
Inflammation of the udder (garget) is a frequent trouble in every herd.
There are also a number of inflammatory udder troubles known as garget or mammitis.
The last is especially the case with the poke or garget (Phytolacca decandra).
garget, gar′get, n. a swelling in the throat of cattle and pigs: inflammation of a cow's udder.
If strong and vigorous, the calf is the best doctor for garget or caked bag.
Tom tripped upstairs to the garret, and returned with a bunch of garget berries, with which they stained their faces and hands.
The milk of any animal suffering from any form of garget should be rejected, as it may cause trouble, especially in children.
The garget plant grows from three to six feet high, with a purple stalk, and strings of berries hanging down between the branches.