Definition of Shipping fever

1. Noun. A deadly form of septicemia in cattle and sheep; involves high fever and pneumonia; contracted under conditions of exposure or exhaustion (as often happens when the animals are shipped to market).

Definition of Shipping fever

1. Noun. A severe inflammation of the lungs of cattle, caused by a bacterium of the genus ''Pasteurella'', sometimes seen following the stress of transport to market under poor conditions ¹

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Medical Definition of Shipping fever

1. In horses, synonymous with pinkeye or influenza, in cattle, a common syndrome seen especially during or after shipping in cold weather or other stressful circumstances, manifested by acute inflammation of the upper respiratory tract usually terminating in pneumonia; associated with parainfluenza virus type 3, although some of the infections are associated with Pasteurella. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shipping Fever

shipper weld
shipping agent
shipping articles
shipping clerk
shipping company
shipping fever (current term)
shipping fever virus
shipping office
shipping pneumonia
shipping room
shipshape and Bristol fashion

Literary usage of Shipping fever

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1. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association by American Veterinary Medical Association. (1917)
"shipping fever OF HORSES* JOHN E. MOHLER, Washington, DC It was with some surprise that I observed a recent copy of the program for this meeting indicating ..."

2. A History of the Percheron Horse: Including Hitherto Unpublished Data by Alvin Howard Sanders (1917)
"In addition to this, I make it a rule to keep a shipping fever medicine on hand, and if the geldings show any symptoms of fever, I can usually break it ..."

3. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and TherapeuticsVeterinary medicine (1907)
"... of shipping fever. Formerly UMd only in pur pur a ... particularly shipping fever, influenza, distemper or strangles. To get good re#ulU, ..."

4. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... sulfamethazine-sensitive organisms as follows: bacterial pneumonia and bovine respiratory disease complex (shipping fever complex) caused by Pasteurella ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"It is known as "epizootic catarrhal fever," "horse distemper," "pink eye," "mountain fever "and "shipping fever." Influenza is a generic term employed to ..."

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