Blackleg

• (n.) A notorious gambler. • (n.) A disease among calves and sheep, characterized by a settling of gelatinous matter in the legs, and sometimes in the neck.
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Blackleg

[disease] Blackleg, black quarter, quarter evil, quarter ill (Gangraena emphysematosa) is an infectious bacterial disease most commonly caused by Clostridium chauvoei, a Gram-positive bacterial species. It is seen in livestock all over the world, usually affecting cattle, sheep and goats. It has been seen occasionally in farmed bison and de...
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Blackleg

[potatoes] Blackleg is a plant disease of potato caused by pectolytic bacteria that can result in stunting, wilting, chlorosis of leaves, necrosis of several tissues, a decline in yield, and at times the death of the potato plant. The term `blackleg” originates from the typical blackening and decay of the lower stem portion, or `leg`, of ...
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Blackleg

Black'leg` noun 1. A notorious gambler. [ Colloq.] 2. A disease among calves and sheep, characterized by a settling of gelatinous matter in the legs, and sometimes in the neck. [ Eng.]
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Blackleg

An acute, infectious disease of cattle, which is characterised by swelling beneath the skin, due to gas formation in the tissues. It is caused by the bacterium Clostridium chauvei. The infection spreads through food, water and wounds. Penicillin can be used to treat the disease. Vaccination is the most practicable and effective means of protecting ...
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blackleg

blackleg or black quarter,acute infectious disease of cattle, less often of sheep, caused by an organism of the genus Clostridium. It is characterized by inflammation of muscles with swelling and pain in the affected areas. Toxins formed by the organism produce severe muscle damage, and mortality is...
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