infectious abortion


infectious abortion
infectious abortion n CONTAGIOUS ABORTION

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1. abortion in cattle caused by Brucella abortus, Campylobacter species, or a variety of other bacteria and viruses. Called also Bang disease. See also enzootic a. of cattle. 2. abortion in horses caused by Salmonella abortus equi or a herpesvirus. See also equine epizootic a. and equine virus a. abortion in sheep caused by Campylobacter fetus, Chlamydophila species, or other bacteria. See also enzootic a. of ewes.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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