Definition of rinderpest in English:
noun[mass noun] Veterinary Medicine
An infectious disease of ruminants, especially cattle, caused by a paramyxovirus. It is characterized by fever, dysentery, and inflammation of the mucous membranes. Also called cattle plague.
- Two devastating cattle diseases, rinderpest in 1896-7 and East Coast fever, which moved slowly through the country from 1904 to 1913, each killed as much as 80 per cent of the herds in some districts.
- However, in 1880-81, when the British unintentionally introduced rinderpest (a cattle disease), the Maasai lost 80 percent of their stock.
- 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.
- 1before (or since) the rinderpest
- South African A long time ago (or for a very long time): some of us still remember that time before the rinderpest[Referring to the 1896 epidemic, treated as a landmark]
Mid 19th century: from German, from Rinder 'cattle' + Pest 'plague'.
Definition of rinderpest in:
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