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mud fever

n 1  :  a chapped inflamed condition of the skin of the legs and belly of a horse due to irritation from mud or drying resulting from washing off mud spatters and closely related or identical in nature to grease heel  2  :  BLUE COMB  3  :  a mild leptospirosis that occurs chiefly in European agricultural and other workers in wet soil, is caused by infection with a spirochete of the genus Leptospira (L. grippotyphosa) present in native field mice, and is marked by fever and headache without accompanying jaundice .

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