Enzootic ataxia

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Enzootic ataxia

a metabolic disease of lambs characterised clinically by progressive incoordination of the hind limbs and pathologically by disruption of neuron and myelin development in the central nervous system; caused by a deficiency of metabolizable copper in the ewe during the last half of her pregnancy.

Synonym: swayback.