epizootic epizootic

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of animals) epidemic among animals of a single kind within a particular region

Usage(s):

  1. The trouble with this epizootic is that, before the virus gets them, the caterpillars have time to eat up a lot of alfalfa.
  2. The obvious remedy for Pennsylvania's epizootic is to thin out the foxes, estimated to number 95,000 in the 19 counties.
  3. When an epizootic occurs, the disease kills many of the rodents.

News

  • Poised for an outbreak?

    Last year's discovery of chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania was significant, and it took away some of the attention on another deadly deer disease that has been present in the state for a few years 8211 epizootic hemorrhagic disease. Since 2007 there have been several outbreaks of EHD in southwestern Pennsylvania and one, in 2011,...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Times Leader

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