Birdsville disease

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Birds·ville disease | \ ˈbərdzˌvil- , ˈbə̄dz- , -əl \

Definition of Birdsville disease 

: a disease of Australian horses marked by drowsiness, emaciation, incoordination, and labored breathing, frequently ending fatally in 7 to 10 days, and being of uncertain etiology, both poisonous forage and heavy worm burdens having been suggested as possible causes

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History and Etymology for Birdsville disease

from Birdsville, village and cattle region in Queensland, Australia

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