foot rot

foot rot
foot rot n a progressive inflammation of foot tissues (as between the digits) esp. of sheep or cattle specif a necrobacillosis marked by sloughing, ulceration, suppuration, and sometimes loss of the hoof

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inflammation with interdigital dermatitis and mild to severe necrosis of the hoof of an animal, caused by a bacterial infection; in cattle and sheep it is exacerbated in wet or cold weather or soggy pastures, and in pigs it usually follows trauma. See foot r. of cattle, foot r. of pigs, and foot r. of sheep.

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