brisket diseasemedical dictionary

A disease of cattle, characterised by oedematous swelling of the brisket and the tissues of the neck; the body cavities also contain large quantities of clear straw-coloured transudate; this disease results from right heart failure as a consequence of increased pulmonary resistance, which is in some way associated with movement of animals to high altitudes.

Synonyms: mountain sickness.

(05 Mar 2000)