- Now Rare mild puerperal fever: so called because erroneously attributed to an accumulation of milk in the breasts
- a disease often occurring in dairy cows shortly after calving, characterized by a drop in blood calcium, paralysis, etc.
See milk fever in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A mild fever, usually occurring at the beginning of lactation, associated with infection following childbirth.
- A disease affecting dairy cows and occasionally sheep or goats, especially soon after giving birth.
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