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scour

prolonged diarrhoea in livestock, esp cattle

scour

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(geology)

scour

The erosion of a concrete surface, exposing the aggregate.
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A $1 million grant from the Labor Government will fund bracing works, roof repairs and removal of hazardous materials which will ensure the wool scour is safe to access.
DSI is looking forward to competing against the Hydrophobic Rock Dust technologies offered by the various suppliers of rock dust products, with our lower respirable rock dust application technology DYWI Dust, which has proven to scour and inert coal dust explosions when dry.
Many researchers have tried to estimate the scour depths around bridge piers by simulating the bridge model with the consideration of various factors, such as depth of water, average velocity of flow, and diameter of sand (Dargahi 1990; Firat, Gungor 2009; Johnson, Dock 1998; Johnson, Niezgoda 2004; Melville, Raudkivi 1996; Yanmaz, Altinbilek 1991).
It is of immense importance to understand the dynamics between different factors to effectively control the calf scours in a herd.
Data from Schering-Plough's ScourWatch sampling initiative suggest rotavirus is still the most significant scour pathogen and is implicated in 50pc of all reported cases of infectious scour on UK farms, " said Kate Richards.
When the bacteria and worms die, scavengers like crabs scour the seafloor for remains.