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circling

persistent walking in circles; it may be caused by deviation of the head because of a bend in the neck, or be due to rotation of the head, e.g. caused by listeriosis or brain abscess. A sign of unilateral vestibular disease or cerebral lesion (toward the side of the lesion; adverse syndrome).

circling disease
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Listeriosis, also called circling disease because of its effect on sheep and cattle, is associated with soil contamination of the crop during harvesting or storage.