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foot rot

[ foot rot ]

noun

  1. Also called fouls,. Veterinary Pathology. an infection of sheep, causing inflammatory changes in the area of the hoofs and lameness.
  2. Plant Pathology. a stem rot at ground level; crown rot.


foot rot

noun

  1. See rot
    vet science See rot 1


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Word History and Origins

Origin of foot rot1

First recorded in 1800–10; foot + rot

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Example Sentences

If the sheep were put on cultivated land or placed on straw as I saw them in Hokkaido there would be serious risks of foot rot.

The same mixture will answer for “foot rot” if rubbed well into the paws.

There does exist a disease there, however, similar to foot-rot in sheep, that is proving fatal to many cattle.

It is said that they assist in draining the land, and thus prevent the foot-rot in sheep.

Sheep kept on smooth land and soft pasture are liable to the foot rot.

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