Loco disease

Loco disease
Loco disease Loco disease (Veter.) A chronic nervous affection of cattle, horses, and sheep, caused by eating the loco weed and characterized by a slow, measured gait, high step, glassy eyes with defective vision, delirium, and gradual emaciation. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • loco disease — ☆ loco disease [lō′kō iz΄əmlō′kō ] n. a nervous disease of horses, sheep, and cattle caused by locoweed poison: also locoism [lō′kō iz΄əm] …   English World dictionary

  • Loco-disease — (engl., spr. disīs ), s. Lathyrismus …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • loco disease — noun a disease of livestock caused by locoweed poisoning; characterized by weakness and lack of coordination and trembling and partial paralysis • Syn: ↑locoism • Hypernyms: ↑animal disease * * * noun see loco II, 2 * * * Vet. Pathol. locoism.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • loco disease — (Veterinary Medicine) loco, disease which affects mainly livestock caused by locoweed poisoning (causes weakness, lack of coordination, trembling and partial paralysis) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • loco disease — /ˈloʊkoʊ dəziz/ (say lohkoh duhzeez) noun 1. US a disease affecting the brain of animals, caused by eating locoweed. 2. a similar disease suffered by sheep which have eaten any of several toxic species of the Darling Pea …   Australian English dictionary

  • loco disease —    See loco …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • loco disease — locoweed disease locoism …   Medical dictionary

  • loco disease — lo′co disease n. pat vet locoism • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • loco disease — Vet. Pathol. locoism. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Loco — Lo co, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Locoed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Locoing}.] To poison with loco; to affect with the loco disease; hence (Colloq.), to render insane or mad. The locoed novelist. W. D. Howells. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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