locoism definition

  • noun:
    • See loco illness.
    • a disease of livestock caused by locoweed poisoning; characterized by weakness and decreased control and trembling and partial paralysis.
    • an illness of cattle in semi-arid region associated with western United States, because consuming specific weeds called loco-weeds, and described as distinct stressed signs which are followed by paralysis, emaciation, last but not least death.
    • an illness of livestock due to locoweed poisoning; characterized by weakness and not enough coordination and trembling and limited paralysis

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