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Medical Term:

postparturient hemoglobinuria


a sudden, severe hemolytic disease that appears sporadically in well-nourished dairy cows 2–4 weeks after calving, and usually occurs in stabled animals in the winter and early spring; the cause is not known, although the disease is often associated with hypophosphatemia.

Synonym(s): puerperal hemoglobinemia

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