Birdsville disease

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

Definition of Birdsville disease

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of birdsville disease

from Birdsville, village and cattle region in Queensland, Australia


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