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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.
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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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Routine use of polymerase chain reaction testing and automatic electronic laboratory reporting likely contributed to the increased reported incidence of confirmed babesiosis in Wisconsin; however, evidence of blacklegged tick expansion suggests an actual increase in infection rates.
burgdorferi-infected blacklegged tick population in Nova Scotia was identified in a rural region within DHA 1 in 2003.
A study published in Experimental and Applied Acarology found that spraying outdoor areas with Safer-brand organic insecticidal soap in spring, when blacklegged deer tick nymphs are active, can provide treatment that is equally as effective as spraying with the insecticide chlorpyrifos.
One blacklegged tick nymph was captured in Preston County in late May despite multiple collecting trips.
For people in regions of the Northeast and Midwest where blacklegged tick populations are endemic, the threat of Lyme disease necessitates sharp-eyed vigilance and a willingness to take preventive measures.
Keywords: Blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, Lyme disease, Indiana
The blacklegged tick or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis (Say), is one which feeds on a great variety of different hosts, including mammals and birds.
We may assume that Lord Darcy's Blacklegged Royal Mare was related to Pegasus, but on the other hand his Lordship may well have imported a Princess from the Congo with very different ideas in mind.
Tick public enemy number one, of course, is the Lyme or blacklegged tick, known to entomologists as Ixodes scapularis.
The blacklegged tick and the Western blacklegged tick are carriers of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, the type responsible for more cases in the Western United States.
While the exhausting-to-watch workrate of Martin O'Connor and Graham Hyde would have had them blacklegged down Longbridge way a couple of decades ago, Blues need more than Trojans in the midfield area.
"But I was blacklegged because I was working much better and faster than the others and getting bigger bonuses," he says.