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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).]


(Veterinary Science) an acute contagious viral disease of cattle, characterized by severe inflammation of the intestinal tract and diarrhoea
[C19: German: cattle pest]


(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


n (Vet) → Rinderpest f
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The time path of N permits estimation of the maximum noncatastrophic harvest volume for each period, [Mathematical Expression Omitted], based on an estimated critical population threshold of 250,000, the lowest on record, just as rinderpest was eliminated.
Regional organizations can claim more success, viz the inter-Governmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD), which has produced plans for regional improvements in infrastructure and communications, the International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), and the Pan-African Rinderpest Campaign.
When a public system of livestock disease control was eventually established in Britain, in the aftermath of the devastating rinderpest epidemic from 1865 to 1867, this followed the model already established in much of Western Europe.
10) This liturgy was slightly modified in 1866 in order to take into account the rinderpest, or cattle plague, another national calamity "running" simultaneously with cholera.
The region experienced droughts in 1889 and 1903, a locust plague in 1894-96, a rinderpest epidemic in 1897, endemic cattle diseases (including a severe breakout of East-Coast fever) in 1903, and increases in hut tax between 1902 and 1905.
Like the cholera in Europe, the most devastating epidemic to hit southern Africa in the late nineteenth century - the rinderpest epizootic - also failed to precipitate rebellions, or revolutions, even though it occurred in the most turbulent region of the continent during a tempestuous period of its history.
Kitchener, who in the late 19th century brought Asian cattle to Egypt, inadvertently setting off a plague of rinderpest that continues to this day and is slowly killing off the great herds of African antelope.
Address : Joint Director(Re), Rinderpest Eradication Scheme,Palakkad
Minister informed the delegates that Pakistan was successfully freed from rinderpest disease in 2007 and bird flu in 2008.
Though tiny in scope, the collection of stories is comprehensive enough and sufficiently stylistically inclusive to cover salient issues of Lesotho historiography and literary history, such as the economic impact of the imposition of hut tax (between 1871 and 1881), the outbreak of Rinderpest (in the mid-1890s), the political contentions over governance of the 1960s and early 1970s, the coup d'etat of 1986, the looting of foreign-owned businesses, the blockade of the Maseru border in 1986, the Manthabiseng Crisis of 1990, the burning of Maseru in 1998, and recurrent social struggles in Basotho domestic lives.
These techniques were being applied for the FMD, ND, rinderpest, peste des petits ruminants and many other viruses (Oem et al.