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Mules operation

noun \ ˈmyülz- \

medical Definition of Mules operation

:removal of excess loose skin from either side of the crutch of a sheep to reduce the incidence of blowfly strike

Biographical Note for mules operation

  • Mules, J. H. W. Australian sheep grazier. Mules, a grazier at Woodside, South Australia, first proposed the Mules operation in 1931. Since that time the operation has become a standard procedure especially in Australia and New Zealand.

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