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the more chronic and constitutional form of glanders.
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.
A cutaneous form of glanders, characterized by swelling of the superficial lymph vessels and formation of ulcerating nodules on the skin.
Burkholderia malleiA gram-negative bacterium which causes glanders in horses, donkeys and mules; it is not part of normal human flora.
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.
the more chronic and constitutional form of glanders. Called also glanders.
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.
cutaneous nodules seen in equine glanders.
see farcy pipes (below).
see epizootic lymphangitis.
the enlarged subcutaneous lymphatic vessels seen in equine glanders. Called also farcy cords.