One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A usually fatal disease of horses which damages the animal's liver.‘sixteen of the horses died from Kimberley disease’
- ‘My opinion is that the horse is suffering from Kimberley disease.’
- ‘He fed horses with the plant for extended periods, but no symptoms of Kimberley disease were produced.’
- ‘Kimberley disease, which has been so prevalent in past years, has now practically ceased on this station.’
- ‘The plant was recognised as prime suspect for the Kimberley disease.’
- ‘The dread Kimberley disease attacks horses and camels but leaves the donkey and mule practically immune.’
Late 19th century: from Kimberley, the tropical region of Western Australia where the disease was once prevalent.
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