gallsickness


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gallsickness

(ˈɡɔːlˌsɪknɪs)
n
(Veterinary Science) a disease of cattle and sheep, caused by infection with rickettsiae of the genus Anaplasma, resulting in anaemia and jaundice. Also called: anaplasmosis
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Unbeknown to many African smallholders, ticks also transmit a number of livestock diseases such as heartwater (ehrlichiosis), redwater (babesiosis) and gallsickness (anaplasmosis), although many Africans attributed these conditions to seasonal transformations in the state of the pastures.