1An acute illness in female cows, goats, etc., that have just produced young, caused by calcium deficiency.
More 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.
Definition of milk fever in:
- The British & World English dictionary