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emergency

a. a patient requiring urgent treatment
b. (as modifier): an emergency ward

emergency

A distress, or an urgency, condition that may affect the safety and security of the aircraft or passengers.
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The English Beef and Lamb Executive warned that some cattle may be prevented from entering the human food chain and become worthless in the wake of new EU-wide hygiene rules on emergency slaughter introduced at the start of the year.
The 35-minute video, called Emergency Slaughter, doesn't make pleasant viewing, but it really should be watched by anyone who is likely to have to kill a farm animal at some time.
The combination of these two populations, "fallen stock and emergency slaughter cattle," is essentially equivalent to the US nonambulatory, or "downer" cattle population.

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