Definition of redwater in English:


(also redwater fever)


  • [mass noun] The disease babesiosis in cattle.

    • ‘The discovery that redwater and East Coast fever in cattle, as well as heartwater in sheep, were carried by ticks and not directly contagious like rinderpest, entrenched dipping as a major prophylaxis throughout the country.’
    • ‘The next thing these people will kill blackbirds for spreading redwater.’
    • ‘Such other clostridials include black disease, blackleg, braxy, bacterial redwater and tetanus.’
    • ‘‘These lethal bacteria, which are called ‘clostridials’, are responsible for a number of diseases, including blackleg, bacterial redwater, tetanus and other sudden death diseases.’