milk fever

noun

Definition of milk fever

1 :a febrile disorder following childbirth
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

1739


Medical Dictionary

milk fever

noun

medical Definition of milk fever

1 :a febrile disorder following childbirth
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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