walkabout

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walkabout

a dummy syndrome in horses; usually pyrrolizidine alkaloses caused by crotalaria poisoning. Affected horses walk compulsively, head press, appear blind and walk into objects. They do not respond to usual external stimuli or commands. Called also walkabout, Kimberley horse disease.
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A REINDEER has escaped from Santa's grotto and gone walkabout - five weeks before Christmas.
Owner Ulrike Darbon, of Brighton, fears he has gone walkabout or been taken home by an admirer.
Also gone walkabouts is squad member Kenny Stephens.