klauwziekte, noun

Forms:
klaauw zickte, klaauwziekteShow more Also klaauw zickte, klaauwziekte, klaw-sikte, klaw-ziekte, and with initial capital.
Origin:
South African Dutch, DutchShow more South African Dutch, from Dutch klauw claw, paw + ziekte sickness.
obs., Pathology
Foot-rot, a disease primarily of cattle and sheep, arising from infection by a micro-organism and varying in degrees of severity; clawsickness; klow sickness.
1790 tr. of F. Le Vaillant’s Trav. II. 79The Klaw-sikte attacks the feet of oxen, causes them to swell prodigiously, and often produces a suppuration.
1795 C.R. Hopson tr. of C.P. Thunberg’s Trav. I. 209The Klaw-ziekte is a disease, in which the hoofs of the cattle grow loose, so that they cannot walk.
1798 S.H. Wilcocke tr. of J.S. Stavorinus’s Voy. to E. Indies II. 63He had lost one hundred and twenty head of cattle, a few days before, by the diseases called the klaauw and tongziekte.
1844 J. Backhouse Narr. of Visit 305Many sheep perished this season from the Klaauw Zickte or Foot-rot.
1859 B. in Cape Monthly Mag. V. May 297The ‘Tong’ and ‘Klauw Ziekte’..created such havoc throughout the western districts in 1858.
1896 R. Wallace Farming Indust. of Cape Col. 496Driving sheep over young swarms [of locusts] tramples them to death, but there is a danger of the sheep becoming lame or taking ‘klawziekte,’ owing to irritation set up between the digits.
Foot-rot, a disease primarily of cattle and sheep, arising from infection by a micro-organism and varying in degrees of severity; clawsickness; klow sickness.

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