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farcy

 [fahr´se]
the more chronic and constitutional form of glanders.

far·cy

(far'sē),
1. A lymphatic disease of cattle caused by Nocardia farcinica.
2. The skin form of glanders.
[L. farcio, to stuff]

farcy

/far·cy/ (fahr´se) see glanders.

farcy

(fär′sē)
n.
A cutaneous form of glanders, characterized by swelling of the superficial lymph vessels and formation of ulcerating nodules on the skin.

Burkholderia mallei

A gram-negative bacterium which causes glanders in horses, donkeys and mules; it is not part of normal human flora.

Clinical findings
Human disease is rare, and follows exposure of mucocutaneous surfaces (eyes, mouth, nose) or skin cuts to infected animals, resulting in fever, skin abscesses, pneumonia and septicaemia, which, if untreated, is often fatal.

farcy

See GLANDERS.

farcy

the more chronic and constitutional form of glanders. Called also glanders.

bovine farcy
a purulent lymphadenitis and lymphangitis of cattle caused by Nocardia farcinica with Mycobacterium farcinogenes also playing a role. The lesions are mostly on the lower limbs but in occasional cases spread to the lungs. The animal's general health is not usually impaired but it may react positively to the tuberculin test.
farcy buds
cutaneous nodules seen in equine glanders.
farcy cords
see farcy pipes (below).
Japanese farcy
epizootic lymphangitis.
Neapolitan farcy
see epizootic lymphangitis.
farcy pipes
the enlarged subcutaneous lymphatic vessels seen in equine glanders. Called also farcy cords.