grass sickness


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grass sickness

[′gras ‚sik·nəs]
(veterinary medicine)
A disease of horses occurring mainly in Scotland; thought to be caused by a virus similar to the one that causes poliomyelitis in humans.
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After nearly 100 years of research effort,prospects for the effective prevention of equine grass sickness have never been better.
But Ferguson revealed that a biopsy had confirmed that Dubai Millennium was suffering from grass sickness, a disease which attacks the horse's nervous system.
DUBAI MILLENNIUM: Died after battle with grass sickness
Record-breaking mare Branston Abby was put to sleep yesterday after losing her fight against grass sickness.
After just a single season at stud and one crop of runners, the greatest ever produced by billions of dollars of Dubai investment died of grass sickness, leaving Sheikh Mohammed bereft and moved to elegy.
A WAR on grass sickness was the underlying theme at an Alnorthumbria Veterinary Group equine client evening held at Morpeth Rugby Club - and a packed equine audience helped raise pounds 550 towards continuing research into bringing the affliction under control.
But he went down with grass sickness last week and, despite three operations, he could not be saved.
However, he was struck down by grass sickness before his stud career began, and although he made a recovery it was not until 1996 that he was able to take up duties at Vinery Stud in the US.
Each is raising money for a nominated charity, the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, Grass Sickness Fund which helps fight the disease which affects horses, and local pet charity Alexa's Animals.
Dubai Millennium is still seriously ill at Dalham Hall Stud, suffering from grass sickness, which affects the nervous system.
The greatest Flat champion of the last 20 years numbered the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Dubai World Cup and Prince of Wales's Stakes among nine victories in ten career starts, but he died of grass sickness at stud aged only five.