white scour


Definition of white scour

: an infectious diarrhea of calves and sometimes lambs found shortly after birth, marked by profuse yellowish-white discharges, with great dullness, prostration, sunken eyes, retracted belly, hurried breathing, and a subnormal temperature, and caused usually by coliform bacteria usually used in plural

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1742, in the meaning defined above

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“White scour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20scour. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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