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An acute, often fatal, contagious viral disease, chiefly of cattle, characterized by ulceration of the alimentary tract and resulting in diarrhea.

[German : Rinder, genitive pl. of Rind, head of cattle, ox (from Middle High German rint, from Old High German hrind; see ker- in Indo-European roots) + Pest, plague (from Latin pestis).]
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(Veterinary Science) an acute contagious viral disease of cattle, characterized by severe inflammation of the intestinal tract and diarrhoea
[C19: German: cattle pest]
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(ˈrɪn dərˌpɛst)

an acute, usu. fatal infectious disease of cattle, sheep, etc., caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus.
[1860–65; < German, =Rinder cattle (pl. of Rind) + Pest plague]
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Noun1.rinderpest - an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal)rinderpest - 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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n (Vet) → Rinderpest f
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The ban had been imposed to prevent the spread of diseases amongst the cattle in the city and to check the outbreak of rinderpest in the colony.
Incidentally NS Topacio followed the footsteps of his equally illustrious father, Teodulo Topacio Senior, who played a key role in the eradication of rinderpest, a dreaded disease which decimated our cattle and carabaos in the 1920s.
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According to the BBC News, who had exclusive access to the destruction of the final samples, Saturday reported "These stocks accounted for most of the world's lab samples of rinderpest, which were held at The Pirbright Institute in Surrey.
The DENR, in its website, said the number of tamaraw in the early 1900s was estimated to be at 10,000, but an outbreak of rinderpest (infectious viral disease affecting cattle, also called 'cattle plague') in the 1930s reduced the population drastically.
In December, Egypt's Giza Zoo launched an Immunization campaign for animals through periodic vaccination to protect animals from common diseases such as Ovine rinderpest, which is contagious and common among goats and sheep.
Addressing the ceremony Minister said that Rinderpest was highly contagious disease which had resulted in the mortality of hundreds of millions of livestock and adversely affected the agriculture supply chain throughout the world.
Vaccination of livestock has rid the world of rinderpest, a cattle disease that once brought economic devastation and hunger by killing herds.
In 2015, BVI announced successful elimination of Rinderpest (cattle plague) and set a 2030 target for eradication of PPR.
There are already nearly 800 outbreaks in Romania," the minister said.Regarding ovine rinderpest in Bulgaria, he said that over 8,000 samples have been taken now.