grass tetany

noun

: a disease of cattle and especially milk cows marked by tetanic staggering, convulsions, coma, and frequently death and caused by reduction of blood calcium and magnesium when overeating on lush pasture

called also hypomagnesia

compare milk fever sense 2, staggers sense 1

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“Grass tetany.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/grass%20tetany. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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