grass tetany

grass tetany
grass tetany n a disease of cattle and esp. milk cows marked by tetanic staggering, convulsions, coma, and frequently death and caused by reduction of blood calcium and magnesium when overeating on lush pasture called also hypomagnesia compare MILK FEVER (2), STAGGERS (1)

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1. lactation t.

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  • grass tetany — noun or grass staggers : a disease of cattle (as milch cows) marked by tetanic staggering, convulsions, coma, and frequently death and caused by reduction of blood calcium and magnesium when overeating on lush pasture compare milk fever …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Tetany (medical sign) — SignSymptom infobox Name = Tetany Caption = DiseasesDB = 29143 ICD10 = ICD10|R|29|0|r|25 ICD9 = ICD9|781.7 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D013746 Tetany is a medical sign, the involuntary contraction of… …   Wikipedia

  • grass staggers — noun see grass tetany * * * grass staggers, staggers occurring in cattle in early spring as a result of grazing on forage deficient in magnesium …   Useful english dictionary

  • lactation tetany — n MILK FEVER (1) * * * 1. an often fatal condition seen in cows and sheep in the first few weeks after lactation has begun, when they are turned out into lush pastures, due to deficiency of magnesium in the diet. Symptoms include muscular spasms… …   Medical dictionary

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  • hy|po|mag|ne|se|mi|a — «HY poh MAG nuh SEE mee uh», noun. a condition of cattle or sheep caused by an acute deficiency of magnesium in the blood; grass staggers or grass tetany. ╂[< hypo + magnes(ium) + emia] …   Useful english dictionary

  • staggers — A form of decompression sickness in which vertigo, mental confusion, and muscular weakness are the chief symptoms. * * * stag·gers stag ərz n pl 1) sing or pl in constr any of various abnormal conditions of domestic mamma …   Medical dictionary

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