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A contagious disease of horses, asses, and mules caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma equiperdum, which is transmitted during copulation.
a sexually transmitted trypanosomiasis of horses caused by Trypanosoma equiperdum, characterized by inflammation of the external genitalia, edema of the ventral abdominal wall, muscle weakness and incoordination. Severe loss of condition may be followed by emaciation to the point where euthanasia is necessary. Urticaria-like plaques called dollar spots occur on the skin in some forms of the disease.
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We lose money simply by covering sickness
but, worse than that, we should not have sickness levels in our staff at this rate - it is telling us some things about the conditions of work to some extent.
Three private rent-a-teacher agencies have flown out to recruit more than 200 staff to work as stand-ins covering sickness
and shortages this autumn.
Drs Spokes, Ezzat, Ward and Exon temporarily shut their Phoenix Family Care surgery in Dawlish Drive, Styvechale, over the summer because of problems covering sickness