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blight

Veterinary medicine
A highly contagious pinkeye-like keratoconjunctivitis that affects cattle, caused by Moraxella bovis, an obligate intracellular, gram-negative aerobic bacillus, which is spread by direct contact or via the common fly.
 
Clinical findings
Purulent conjunctivitis, oedema, corneal opacity and ulceration, loss of appetite, weight loss.
 
Management
Long-acting antibiotics—e.g., tetracycline.

blight

any of various plant diseases caused by microorganisms, where the entire plant is infected and soon dies.

blight

see infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis.
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From December 2014 through May 2015, Dynamo researched the economic impact of current HHF Blight Elimination Program investments in Detroit.
This was no blight, but a welcome alternative to energy from fossil fuels, which in some cases used to be oil delivered by truck.
Canadian Blight, who will captain Dundee Stars when they play Devils in Cardiff Bay on Saturday, has looked on from afar as coach Andrew Lord's team have stayed in the hunt for honours.
The research involved looking for gene(s) that originated from wild tomato plants which had resistance to blight and making crosses to transfer them using non-GM selection methods.
Beaton's motion to dismiss, ruling that the City did not have the authority to condemn the property for the public purpose of eliminating blight.
The Keystone Communities program will provide funding support for the Northumberland Blight Remediation program.
A three-year trial showed that the potatoes are able to thrive despite being exposed to late onset blight.
Caroline Spelman told MPs there was a need to be clearer about noise data sooner to "clear up the fear" that caused generalised blight.
And while gardeners throughout the UK will be celebrating National Potato Day with events up until the end of the month, experts are now warning that gardeners must start to grow a mixture of varieties to stem the loss of crops to late blight.
MVP Realty Associates, a private developer, paid for the blight study.