Medical Dictionary

milk fever

noun

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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May 24, 2015
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