pregnancy toxemia in ewes

pregnancy toxemia in ewes
an acute disorder in ewes caused by ketosis during the last few weeks of pregnancy, especially when they are carrying twins, triplets, or a large single lamb; the usual cause is undernutrition associated with stress. It can lead to impaired nervous function, coma, and death. Called also twin-lamb disease and lambing paralysis.

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  • ketosis of ruminants — ketosis in cows and ewes during times of increased bodily mobilization of fat stores, usually just after they have given birth. See fat cow syndrome and pregnancy toxemia in ewes …   Medical dictionary

  • lambing paralysis — lamb·ing paralysis lam iŋ n PREGNANCY DISEASE * * * pregnancy toxemia in ewes …   Medical dictionary

  • twin-lamb disease — twin lam n PREGNANCY DISEASE * * * pregnancy toxemia in ewes …   Medical dictionary

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