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Related to milk fever: mastitis
1. A mild fever, usually occurring at the beginning of lactation, associated with infection following childbirth.
2. A disease affecting dairy cows and occasionally sheep or goats, especially soon after giving birth.
1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a fever that sometimes occurs shortly after childbirth, once thought to result from engorgement of the breasts with milk but now thought to be caused by infection
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science Also called: parturient fever or eclampsia a disease of cows, goats, etc, occurring shortly after parturition, characterized by low blood calcium levels, paralysis, and loss of consciousness
1. fever coinciding with the beginning of lactation, formerly believed to be due to lactation but really due to infection.
2. a disorder of calcium metabolism affecting dairy cows after calving, causing somnolence and hind-leg paralysis.