South African DutchShow more Translation of South African Dutch paardeziekte, see paardeziekte.
An acute, frequently fatal, viral disease affecting horses, mules, and donkeys, and characterized by a fever which may be followed by a swelling of the head, neck, and tongue, or by an accumulation of fluid in the lungs; paardeziekte; the sickness, see sickness.See also dikkop sense 2 a, dunkop.
Known internationally as ‘African horse sickness’, the disease is transmitted by a midge (Culicoides) which is endemic to some of the lower-lying regions of central and southern Africa.
1837‘N. Polson’Subaltern’s Sick Leave 163A disease sometimes prevails among the horses..styled the ‘horse sickness’ and has proved incurable hitherto.
1841J.W. AppleyardWar of Axe (1971) 7This evening I lost my faithful riding horse Caesar, by that mysterious disease termed Horse-sickness.
1857D. LivingstoneMissionary Trav. 101The disease passing under the name of horse-sickness (peripneumonia) exists in such virulence over nearly seven degrees of latitude, that no precaution would be sufficient to save these animals.
1857D. LivingstoneMissionary Trav. 136Great numbers..of Zebra are found dead with masses of foam at the nostrils, exactly as occurs in the common ‘horse-sickness’.
1877Lady BarkerYr’s Hsekeeping 70Instead of the horses being left out night and day..they need to be carefully housed at night, and well fed with oaten straw and mealies, to secure them from the mysterious and fatal ‘horse sickness’ which kills them in a few hours.
1993Weekend Post 16 Oct. 2Horse owners have been warned not to vaccinate their horses against horse sickness and to take precautions against their horses contracting the often fatal illness. The warning..follows adverse reactions..to the current batch of horse-sickness vaccine.
An acute, frequently fatal, viral disease affecting horses, mules, and donkeys, and characterized by a fever which may be followed by a swelling of the head, neck, and tongue, or by an accumulation of fluid in the lungs; paardeziekte; the sickness, see sickness.
1896R. WallaceFarming Indust. of Cape Col. 320This organism has been distinguished and separated from a host of nameless organisms present in horse-sick blood.
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