postparturient hemoglobinuria

(redirected from puerperal hemoglobinemia)

post·par·tu·ri·ent he·mo·glo·bi·nu·ri·a

a sudden, severe hemolytic disease that appears sporadically in well-nourished dairy cows 2-4 weeks after calving, and usually occurs in stabled animals in the winter and early spring; the cause is not known, although the disease is often associated with hypophosphatemia.