fluke disease

fluke disease
fluke disease,
an often fatal disease of the liver, especially in cattle and sheep, characterized by anemia, weakness, and swollen jaws; fascioliasis. It is caused by a liver fluke that lives as a larva in snails and then encysts on grass.

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