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mud fever Line breaks: mud fever

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Definition of mud fever in English:


[mass noun]
A bacterial skin infection which chiefly affects the lower legs of horses exposed to wet and muddy conditions, causing cracking and soreness of the skin and hair loss in the affected area.
  • This condition is caused by the bacterium Dermatophilus congolensis

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