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being conveyed from one place to another; in animal husbandry parlance used to mean being transported, usually with the qualification that the journey is undertaken over long distances without adequate preparation. Untoward sequels are heat stroke and transit tetany, especially in overweight and late pregnant animals.
the carcasses of pigs which have been transported long distances before slaughter develop large patches of superficial erythema where they have lain for long periods. The stained areas have to be trimmed.
see bovine respiratory disease.
transit tetany, transit recumbency
of mares, see lactation tetany. Of ruminants it is a syndrome of recumbency, complete anorexia, rumen stasis and a gradual onset of coma and death after a course of 2 to 3 days. There may be tetany and excitement in the early stages. Occurs in ruminants transported long distances or forced to take too much exercise when in advanced pregnancy. Called also railroad disease, railroad sickness.