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fine, dry particles of earth or any other substance small enough to be blown by the wind. See also coniosis and pneumoconiosis.
blood dust hemoconia.
1. Fine, dry particles of matter.
2. A cloud of fine, dry particles.
dustOccupational medicine A suspension of solid particles in air. See Coal dust, Inhalant, Nonasbestos dust, Nuclear dust.
dustvector for airborne transmission of infection; it may contain remnants of skin, nail, fluids (blood, exudates) and microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and spores)
heavy dust such as in dust storms or volcanic fallout may contaminate animal feed sufficiently to cause sand colic in horses. Ruminants seem not to be much affected.
equine intestinal foreign bodies composed of plant fibers with a superficial coating of dense minerals. Because of their light weight they are often evacuated with the feces.
important risk factor in etiology of coccidioidomycosis (corral dust), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in horses (feed dust in stables).
see housedust mite.
dusty feed fed in a confined space such as a stable can cause chronic coughing due to rhinotracheitis in cattle.
Patient discussion about dust
Q. My friend told me that people who allergic to dust are actually allergic to small insect. Is he fooling with me?
A. thanks :)
Q. how exactly dust effects on asthmatic people? how can one avoid a dust environment?
A. some people try to dust proof there home,they change there matress once a year-----thay do not have rugs in there home---no curtains or draps --and they have someone else dust and clean/no pets.some people keep there pets and take allergie meds.More discussions about dust