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braxy(1) Abomasitis of sheep caused by Clostridium septicum, which most commonly occurs after they wean.
(2) Mutton affected by braxy.
an infectious disease of sheep caused by Clostridium septicum and characterized by a profound toxemia resulting from invasion of the abomasal wall by the clostridia. The lesion in the wall of the abomasum is thought to derive from damage by frosted grass, the disease being restricted in its occurrence to times of heavy frost.