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blackleg

(blăk′lĕg′)
n.
An infectious, usually fatal bacterial disease of cattle and sometimes of sheep, goats, and swine, caused by Clostridium chauvoei and characterized by gas-containing swellings in the musculature.
Veterinary medicine An often lethal disease of young calves and sheep, characterised by a settling of gelatinous matter in the extremities and neck caused by Clostridium chauvoei, the spores of which can live in the soil for years and which are ingested and enter the blood via defects in the gastrointestinal mucosa
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'Five of my cows, out of 32, were infected with the blackleg disease.
Calcium nitrate significantly reduced (P < 0.05) blackleg incidence by more than 20% in experiments 1 and 2 at 14 Weeks After Crop Emergence (WACE).
Plants inoculated with Eca isolates developed symptoms of blackleg, which are leaf wilt, a soft black stem rot and stem collapse.
"We met some real miners at Big Pit and they still talk about the blacklegs. They really hated them and they were just cast out of society.
In 1782, Chabert differentiated between blackleg and anthrax on the basis of symptomatic and pathological features (KRIEK & ODENDAAL, 2004).
AS a child the Blackleg Miner was one of the numerous North East songs my Dad would sing about the house, and over my childhood years it seeped into my consciousness.
Meddai: "...on the contrary, it returned to the stage with a vengance in June 1901 when, as blackleg labour, it made sure of Penrhyn's final victory."
Clostridium chauvoei is a causative agent of blackleg in cattle sheep goats and other animal species (Radostits et al.
No beer, though, in Abercynon where, the Echo reported, barmaids refused to serve blacklegs. And there was that word again: blackleg.
More sensitive and accurate PCR diagnostics are replacing elisa as the preferred testing method, and the 'state of the art' QPCR (Quantitive Polymerase Chain Reaction) test for blackleg (erwinia carotovora pv atroseptica) developed in collaboration with the Scottish Crop Research Institute in Invergowrie, Dundee, is undertaken on all Higgins' commercial seed stocks as well as stocks designed for replanting the following season.