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- another term for rinderpest
- ‘It was not until rinderpest, or cattle plague, a highly fatal and contagious disease, wiped out seven per cent of the national herd between 1865 to 1867, that views on controlling animal disease changed, says Dr Woods.’
- ‘Again, throughout the period, the British privy council coordinated measures against ‘cattle plague’.’
- ‘Epizootics, such as outbreaks of cattle plague or foot and mouth disease, have repeatedly wreaked economic havoc without making people sick.’
- ‘During the ‘great cattle plague’ of 1967, all recreational walking was banned throughout Britain's farmlands, as was non-essential driving in the countryside and a whole host of sporting and leisure events.’
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