redwater

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redwater

(ˈrɛdˌwɔːtə)
n
1. (Veterinary Science) a disease of cattle caused by the protozoan Babesia (or Piroplasma) bovis, which destroys the red blood cells, characterized by the passage of red or blackish urine. It is transmitted by tick bites
2. (Veterinary Science) any of various other animal diseases characterized by haematuria
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Also known as Texas fever (as well as tick fever and redwater fever), babesiosis is now seen throughout the United States and Canada's Ontario province, according to a report in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (Vol.