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This article is from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica. Medical science has made many leaps forward since it has been written. This is not a site for medical advice, when you need information on a medical condition, consult a professional instead.

MURRAIN (derived through O. Fr. morine, from Lat. mori, to die), a general term for various virulent diseases in domesticated animals, synonymous with plague or epizooty. The principal diseases are dealt with under Rinderpest; Pleuro-Pneumonia; Anthrax; and FooT AND Mouth Disease. See also Veterinary Science.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Murrain'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. 1910.

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