- Also called fouls, stinkyfoot. Veterinary Pathology. an infection of sheep, causing inflammatory changes in the area of the hoofs and lameness.
- Plant Pathology. a stem rot at ground level; crown rot.
Origin of foot rot
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This powder is also an admirable application for foot-rot in sheep.Cattle and Their Diseases
You know we've had warm, moist weather all through July, and I'm afraid of foot-rot.Beautiful Joe
Mr. Bakewell's Liquid for the cure of the Foot-rot in Sheep.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million
Sarah Josepha Hale
It has also been applied successfully in cases of foot-rot, a disease which annually carries off large numbers of sheep.
Cleanliness in every stage and variety of foot-rot, is of the first importance.A Treatise on Sheep:
- vet science See rot 1 (def. 11)
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