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Robert Foster, U.S. neurologist, 1884-1952.
Foster Kennedy syndrome - Synonym(s): Kennedy syndrome
Kennedy syndrome - ipsilateral optic atrophy with central scotoma and contralateral choked disk or papilledema, caused by a meningioma of the ipsilateral optic nerve. Synonym(s): Foster Kennedy syndrome


standing in for, surrogate.

foster mother
an adoptive dam that accepts the offspring of another for purposes of feeding. Usually planned because of the death or lack of milk in the natural dam.
foster practice
associated with a university veterinary school as a teaching practice.
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RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre in Chester-le-Street is looking for fosterers, like me, who can take on a dog on a temporary basis.
Or even a respite carer, stepping in when fosterers go on holiday?
This clearly highlights a need for a network of shortterm fosterers to provide care while new homes are sought.
But dog fosterer Barbara Gowans, from Bensham, Gateshead, is desperate to keep the miniature dachshund she was given to look after by the RSPCA.
The kittens, aged between five and seven weeks, are now being cared for by one of the charity's fosterers - but the discovery was soon followed by even more kittens being abandoned.
She was later handed over to cat fosterer Liz Dart, of Nailsworth, Gloucs.
It was bottle-fed by a fosterer around the clock before being transported to Paul's property in Kent last week.
I've been a Feline Friends fosterer for three years now and I love it.
Fosterer Catherine Andrew-Thomas, 38, was among those at the event.
The kittens soon got adopted, but mum Holly languished with her fosterer in New Oscott, Chris Sherwin.
The kittens are being looked after by a fosterer at the moment, but Janet is looking for a permanent home for them, and other abandoned cats.