Another term for rinderpest.
- It was not until rinderpest, or cattle plague, a highly fatal and contagious disease, wiped out seven per cent of the national herd between 1865 to 1867, that views on controlling animal disease changed, says Dr Woods.
- Again, throughout the period, the British privy council coordinated measures against ‘cattle plague’.
- Epizootics, such as outbreaks of cattle plague or foot and mouth disease, have repeatedly wreaked economic havoc without making people sick.
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