from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An infectious catarrhal fever affecting horses. Young animals principally are attacked. One attack confers subsequent immunity. See strangles.
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Early age, which has given it the popular name of colt-ill, offers many more subjects than the later periods of life do, for the animal can contract the disease but once, and the large majority of adult and old animals have derived an immunity from previous attacks.
_ -- Distemper; colt-ill; catarrhal fever; one form of shipping fever; febris pyogenica.