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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Equine grass sickness: epidemiology, diagnosis, and global distribution.
"We plan to carry on in aid of grass sickness." The unaffiliated series at Etal runs from October to March with a points system with prizes and trophies at the end of the season.
``After nearly 100 years of research effort,prospects for the effective prevention of equine grass sickness have never been better.''
He had covered a reported three-quarters of his first book of mares when he was struck down by the grass sickness which ultimately claimed his life.
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.
Not long afterwards Buck House died of grass sickness during his summer break.
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.
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.
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.