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Noun: shipping fever
  1. A deadly form of septicemia in cattle and sheep; involves high fever and pneumonia; contracted under conditions of exposure or exhaustion (as often happens when the animals are shipped to market)
    - shipping pneumonia

Derived forms: shipping fevers

Type of: animal disease, blood poisoning, septicaemia [Brit, Cdn], septicemia [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Shipping fever