Definition of Black disease

1. Noun. A disease of the liver (especially in sheep and cattle) caused by liver flukes and their by-products.

Exact synonyms: Distomatosis, Liver Rot, Sheep Rot
Generic synonyms: Animal Disease



Medical Definition of Black disease

1. A disease of sheep caused by the bacterium Clostridium novyi, which invades livers damaged by the fluke Fasciola hepatica and causes severe necrosis and death; this disease occurs in nearly all parts of the world, including the U.S. Sometimes called black disease because of the extensive haemorrhages seen on the inner surface of the pelt when it is removed. Synonym: black disease. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Black disease

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of Obstetrics: Including the Pathology and Therapeutics of the by Franz Winckel (1890)
"... so that the inspired air may be very moist and warm, is also advisable. CHAPTER XII. The black disease. ..."

2. The British Journal of Homoeopathy edited by John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell (1856)
"The term black disease we know has been applied to a variety of serious maladies, ... In the instance we are considering (black disease), this, ..."

3. Biennial Report by South Dakota, California State Board of Horticulture, State Athletic Commission (1890)
"Its multiplication is due to presence of the Cocciniglia; hence, by destroying the Coccus you free the plant from the black disease. Frost and strong winds ..."

4. The Songs of the Russian People: As Illustrative of Slavonic Mythology and by William Ralston Shedden, Ralston (1872)
"Atu ! disappear, perish, black disease ! " When she reaches the glowing heap at the other end, she flings the bird into it. While it is burning, the girls, ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1854)
"... the description of the black disease, contained in a treatise ascribed to Hippocrates, the matter thrown up is spoken of as being black-bile, ..."

6. The Poultry Doctor: Including the Homeopathic Treatment and Care of Chickens by Boericke & Tafel (1891)
"11 Humid or black disease, . 48 Illustrations, 8 Inbreeding, 21 Indigestion, 49 Inflammation of Spleen, . . 49 Itch 49 Kriebel, 50 Lice, List of Diseases, . ..."

7. The London Medical Gazette (1832)
"... the black disease. Now this stuff, «hen perfectly black, has, I believe, no smell ; at any rate, when it happens to be discharged pure, without feces, ..."

8. A Text-book of Obstetrics: Including the Pathology and Therapeutics of the by Franz Winckel (1890)
"... so that the inspired air may be very moist and warm, is also advisable. CHAPTER XII. The black disease. ..."

9. The British Journal of Homoeopathy edited by John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell (1856)
"The term black disease we know has been applied to a variety of serious maladies, ... In the instance we are considering (black disease), this, ..."

10. Biennial Report by South Dakota, California State Board of Horticulture, State Athletic Commission (1890)
"Its multiplication is due to presence of the Cocciniglia; hence, by destroying the Coccus you free the plant from the black disease. Frost and strong winds ..."

11. The Songs of the Russian People: As Illustrative of Slavonic Mythology and by William Ralston Shedden, Ralston (1872)
"Atu ! disappear, perish, black disease ! " When she reaches the glowing heap at the other end, she flings the bird into it. While it is burning, the girls, ..."

12. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1854)
"... the description of the black disease, contained in a treatise ascribed to Hippocrates, the matter thrown up is spoken of as being black-bile, ..."

13. The Poultry Doctor: Including the Homeopathic Treatment and Care of Chickens by Boericke & Tafel (1891)
"11 Humid or black disease, . 48 Illustrations, 8 Inbreeding, 21 Indigestion, 49 Inflammation of Spleen, . . 49 Itch 49 Kriebel, 50 Lice, List of Diseases, . ..."

14. The London Medical Gazette (1832)
"... the black disease. Now this stuff, «hen perfectly black, has, I believe, no smell ; at any rate, when it happens to be discharged pure, without feces, ..."

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