milk' fe"ver

1. Pathol.fever coinciding with the beginning of lactation, formerly believed to be due to lactation but really due to infection.
2. Vet. acute disorder of calcium metabolism affecting dairy cows shortly after calving, causing somnolence and paralysis of the hind legs.

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