bottle jaw

bottle jaw

the accumulation of edema fluid in the intermandibular space. Occurs more readily in animals grazing at pasture than in those feeding from mangers because of the effect of gravity in producing dependent edema.
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The blood-sucking parasites, which thrive in heat and humidity and induce fatal cases of anemia and bottle jaw in small ruminants, have developed strong resistance to chemicals--called "anthelmintics"--commonly used to control the parasites.