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chicken pest (uncountable)

  1. Synonym of Newcastle disease
    • 1891, Documents and Reports on Foot-and-mouth Disease - - Fowl Pest:
      The successful reproduction of the disease by inoculating a healthy chicken, and the absence of any demonstrable microorganisms in the tissues of the sick bird, should be considered positive evidence of chicken pest.
    • 2013, Brauns, Mru: Hill People on the Border of Bangladesh, →ISBN, page 132:
      Since a goshawk may occasionally take a chicken or the chicken pest wipe out an entire flock, keeping up chickens is risky business.
    • 2013, Lianne Holten, Mothers, Medicine and Morality in Rural Mali, →ISBN:
      Chicken pest is endemic in the region and a scarcity of chickens is frequent.