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grass sickness

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Definition of grass sickness in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A disease of horses which affects the workings of the bowel and is usually fatal.
Example sentences
  • First identified in 1907 in Scotland and still the cause of 200 or more horse deaths a year in Europe, grass sickness could be caused by a fungal toxin that to date has eluded investigators.
  • Unfortunately this mare, although she gave birth to a fine healthy foal, became ill with grass sickness and was unable to feed her foal.
  • Tragically, Dubai Destination had only one season as a stallion at stud before fatally contracting grass sickness.

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