1795C.R. Hopsontr. ofC.P. Thunberg’s Trav.I. 168We were told that infectious distempers frequently prevailed among the cattle here, and that the brandziekte was not uncommon.
1806J. BarrowTrav.I. 218They are subject also to a cutaneous disease that works great havoc among the bovine tribe. It is called by the farmers the brandt siekte, or burning disease.
1835A. SteedmanWanderingsI. 139I took out my rifle and shot it (sc. the gnu), when it proved to be greatly diseased with what the Colonists call the Brandt-sickte.
1847Ordinance 16 inStat. Law of Cape of G.H. (1862) 832No sheep affected merely with the disease commonly called brandziekte or goat with the disease called the scurvy shall be destroyed unless with the owner’s consent.
1866J. LeylandAdventures 86A disease, called by the Boers ‘brunt sickta,’ or burnt sickness,..sometimes breaks out and makes sad havoc amongst them.
1877Alice Times 9 Feb.1 Red Ox, very low condition, brandziekte along the back and shoulders.
1896R. WallaceFarming Indust. of Cape Col. 367Scab or Brandziekte in sheep..[is] the result of an abnormal and unhealthy condition of the skin due to irritation created by myriads of microscopic mite-like insects or acari.
1910A.B. LamontRural Reader 118The worst enemy of the South African sheep farmer is scab or ‘brandziekte,’ which, as we have learned, is spread by a mite.
1955L.G. GreenKaroo 146The farmers did not take kindly to woolled sheep. They argued that such sheep were more liable to scab; and indeed there are many references to ‘brandziekte’ in early documents.
1977Fugard & DevenishGuest 29This brandsiekte is beginning to get out of hand, you know. Castor oil for cows..that’s what I know about.
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