black disease


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black disease

[′blak di′zēz]
(veterinary medicine)
Necrotic hepatitis of sheep, resulting from infection with Clostridium novyi type B, with the necessary conditions for the growth of the clostridia provided by the damaged liver tissue produced by the fluke Fasciola hepatica.
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Black disease. Usually seen in the autumn and can affect all ages of sheep.