blind staggers

blind stag·gers -'stag-ərz n pl but sing or pl in constr a severe form of selenosis characterized esp. by impairment of vision, an unsteady gait, and a tendency of the affected animal to stand with the forehead pressing against an immovable obstacle also a similar condition not caused by selenium poisoning

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1. any of various syndromes in animals characterized by wandering, unsteady gait, and lack of awareness of the surroundings. 2. acute selenium poisoning; see under poisoning. 3. gid.

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