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milk fever

Saltos de línea: milk fever

Definición de milk fever en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
1An acute illness in female cows, goats, etc. that have just produced young, caused by calcium deficiency.
Example sentences
  • Vitamin D has a more direct role in prevention of milk fever and other aberrations of calcium metabolism.
  • Ensure that all milking cows are receiving enough magnesium and calcium in their diet to avoid grass tetany and milk fever.
  • A negative DCAB diet fed to dairy cows during the prepartum period increases plasma Ca concentrations around parturition and reduces the incidence of milk fever.
2A fever in women caused by infection after childbirth, formerly supposed to be due to the swelling of the breasts with milk.
Example sentences
  • My mother, it should be said, had milk fever and couldn't breastfeed me.
  • My mother and I thought that she died of pneumonia, or perhaps milk fever.

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