infectious porcine encephalomyelitis
a type of encephalomyelitis of swine, seen primarily in Europe and caused by a picornavirus. It varies widely in severity; the severe form consists of a flaccid ascending paralysis similar to the paralysis of human poliomyelitis. Called also porcine e., porcine poliomyelitis, Talfan disease, and Teschen disease.

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