cattle plague


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cattle plague

n
(Veterinary Science) another name for rinderpest
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Noun1.cattle plague - an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal)cattle plague - an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and inflammation of mucous membranes
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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The first UK veterinary service was set up on 15 October 1865 when the government established the Veterinary Department of the Privy Council to tackle a devastating outbreak of cattle plague (rinderpest), a highly infectious disease that caused the loss of around 400,000 animals.
Then cattle plague hit the country and new laws in 1866 brought in local authority veterinary inspectors, with Clement Stephenson one of these pioneers.
WHEN SOMEONE predicts that "our soils will become barren" and "the dairy industry will be destroyed," you might think a wrathful god is unleashing a cattle plague.
Endemic viruses were a constant threat in the annual global production of 55 billion chickens, and the success in eradicating the cattle plague rinderpest - only the second disease to be eradicated worldwide after smallpox - masked the rapid spread of viruses like pest des petits ruminants, which is fatal to sheep and goats.