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cattle plague

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Definition of cattle plague in English:

noun

Another term for rinderpest.
Example sentences
  • 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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