Definition of foot rot in English:

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foot rot


[mass noun]
1A bacterial disease of the feet in hoofed animals, especially sheep.
  • The bacteria belong to the Gram-negative genera Bacteroides and Fusobacterium.
Example sentences
  • There were no differences between treatments for overall morbidity, respiratory, foot rot, bloat, or for the percentage of steers that were retreated.
  • Mr. Fallon said the key benefits will be improved animal welfare, a reduction in stress on flocks at assembly time, a reduction in the pain on sheep associated with foot rot and reduced losses associated with worm problems in sheep flocks.
  • Recent research points out that some sheep seem to be more resistant to foot rot than others.
1.1Any of a number of fungal diseases of plants in which the base of the stem rots.

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