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mud fever


Medical Definition of mud fever

  1. 1:  a chapped inflamed condition of the skin of the legs and belly of a horse due to irritation from mud or drying resulting from washing off mud spatters and closely related or identical in nature to grease heel

  2. 2:  blue comb

  3. 3:  a mild leptospirosis that occurs chiefly in European agricultural and other workers in wet soil, is caused by infection with a spirochete of the genus Leptospira (L. interrogans) present in native field mice, and is marked by fever and headache without accompanying jaundice

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