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actinobacillosis

 [ak″tĭ-no-bas″ĭ-lo´sis]
an actinomycosis-like disease of domestic animals caused by Actinobacillus ligniere´sii, in which the bacilli form radiating structures in the tissues; the disease is sometimes transmissible to humans.

ac·ti·no·bac·il·lo·sis

(ak'tin-ō-bas-i-lō'sis),
A disease of cattle and swine, occasionally reported in humans, caused by the bacterium Actinobacillus lignieresii. It affects the soft tissues, often the tongue and cervical lymph nodes, where granulomatous swellings form and eventually break down to form abscesses.

actinobacillosis

/ac·ti·no·bac·il·lo·sis/ (ak″tĭ-no-bas″ĭ-lo´sis) an actinomycosis-like disease of domestic animals caused by Actinobacillus ligniere, in which the bacilli form radiating structures in the tissues; sometimes seen in humans.

actinobacillosis

an infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the soft tissues of the head, especially the tongue, pharyngeal lymph nodes and esophageal groove in cattle and the subcutaneous tissues of the head and neck in sheep by Actinobacillus lignieresi. The acute disease in cattle is characterized by a swollen, painful tongue and hypersalivation. Called also wooden tongue.

cutaneous actinobacillosis of sheep and cattle
there are ulcers and nodules in the subcutaneous tissue, often on lymphatics, which contain yellow to green pus. Local lymph nodes are often involved. The lesions are mostly about the head, often in the mouth, but do not affect the tongue.
nasal actinobacillosis
in sheep is characterized by nasal obstruction and stertor and a nasal discharge. See also nasal actinobacillosis.
perinatal actinobacillosis of foals
is a septicemia caused by Actinobacillus equuli. The disease is usually endemic on individual farms and can cause many deaths. The clinical syndrome is one of collapse and coma. Surviving foals show signs related to localization of infection in specific organs. Called also shigellosis, sleepy foal disease.
actinobacillosis of rumenoreticulum
causes interference with normal motility and development of a vagus indigestion.