maternity

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maternity

[mə′tərn·əd·ē]
(biology)
Motherhood.
The state of being pregnant.
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I advised that all the cows in the maternity pen be treated with antibiotic injections for three days.
Recently, animal liberation activists launched an aggressive campaign against the use of maternity pens to house pregnant pigs.
To prevent further infections no colostrum from positive cows is fed to calves who are moved from the maternity pen as soon as possible.