milk fever


milk fever

noun

Definition of MILK FEVER

1
:  a febrile disorder following parturition
2
:  a disease of fresh cows, sheep, or goats that is caused by excessive drain on the body mineral reserves during the establishment of the milk flow

First Known Use of MILK FEVER

1753

milk fever

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MILK FEVER

1
: a febrile disorder following parturition
2
: a disease of newly lactating cows, sheep, or goats that is caused by excessive drain on the body mineral reserves during the establishment of the milk flow—called also parturient apoplexy, parturient paresis; compare grass tetany

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