mud fever

noun

another name for scratches
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for mud fever

  • Mud-fever is consequent upon wet, hardship, and improper grooming.

    Riding for Ladies|Mrs. Power O'Donoghue

Medicine definitions for mud fever

mud fever


n.

Leptospirosis caused by the spirochete, Leptospira grippotyphosa.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.