mud fever


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mud fever

 
a type of leptospirosis occurring in the summer and autumn in Germany and Russia, caused by Leptospira interrogans; it is transmitted to humans by the field mouse Microtus arvalis and affects mainly workers in swamps or flooded fields. Called also autumn fever.

mud fe·ver

a leptospirosis caused by the grippotyphosa serovar of Leptospira interrogans;

mud fever

(1) A clinical form of leptospirosis caused by Leptospira interrogans serovar grippotyphosa. 
(2) Bluecomb disease of turkeys.

mud fe·ver

(mŭd fē'vĕr)
A leptospirosis caused by the grippotyphosa serovar of Leptospira interrogans.
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Mud fever can be treated using antibacterial washes which are applied directly to the area and sometimes with antibiotics either given by mouth or by injection.
A problem for many horse-owners through the winter months is that of mud fever.
Huw Wallace, counsel for the RSPCA, said: "When the mare was found again in April it was thin, suffering chronic mud fever, had skin eruptions and hair loss on all four legs."