gousiekte

gou·siek·te (goo-sēkґte) [Afrikaans “rapid disease”] a condition in sheep and cattle marked by myocarditis, dilatation, and heart failure, caused by eating any of several poisonous plants including species of Pavetta and the shrub Vangueria pygmora.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Pavetta — Pa·vet·ta (pə vetґə) a genus of shrubs found in southern Africa; various species are poisonous to sheep and cattle, causing gousiekte …   Medical dictionary

  • Vangueria — Van·gue·ria (van gerґe ə) a genus of shrubs of the family Rubiaceae. V. pygmoґra is a shrub of southern Africa that is poisonous to sheep and cattle, causing gousiekte …   Medical dictionary

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