myxomatosis


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myxomatosis

 [mik″so-mah-to´sis]
1. the development of multiple myxomas.

myx·o·ma·to·sis

(mik'sō-mă-tō'sis),
1. Synonym(s): mucoid degeneration
2. Multiple myxomas.

myxomatosis

/myx·o·ma·to·sis/ (mik″so-mah-to´sis)
1. the development of multiple myxomas.

myxomatosis

(mĭk-sō′mə-tō′sĭs)
n. pl. myxomato·ses (-sēz)
1. A highly infectious, usually fatal disease of rabbits that is caused by a pox virus and is characterized by many skin tumors similar to myxomas.
2. A condition characterized by the growth of many myxomas.

myx·o·ma·to·sis

(mik'sō-mă-tō'sis)
1. Synonym(s): mucoid degeneration.
2. Multiple myxomas.

myxomatosis

1. the development of multiple myxomas.
2. myxomatous degeneration.

infectious myxomatosis of rabbits
a highly infectious, mosquito and rabbit flea or contact transmitted, generalized disease caused by myxoma virus which is very similar to the rabbit fibroma virus. It is characterized by swelling of the eyelids and a profuse, purulent ocular and nasal discharge, subcutaneous lumps 0.5 to 1 inch in diameter, especially on the head, and swelling of the genitalia. The case fatality rate with virulent virus strains is 100% and the morbidity in a closed rabbitry is usually more than 50%.
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Myxomatosis has been a threat to wild and domestic rabbits ever since.
8), but this strain was later shown to cause myxomatosis symptoms in rabbits (9,10).
In the 1950s Australian scientists released the disease Myxomatosis to bring numbers under control and in the mid-1990s followed up with the Calicivirus that again cut rabbit numbers.
I am told this could be myxomatosis which could kill him.
Greg Morgan, the island's warden, said: "Previously we've had a substantial rabbit population to maintain grazing duties, but a myxomatosis outbreak in 2007 reduced the rabbit population.
Because the rabbits were causing catastrophic damage to the island's vegetation, Myxomatosis and the European rabbit flea (which spreads the Myxoma virus) were introduced in 1968.
A reminder has gone out to rabbit owners who took part in the first ever National Vaccination Month (March 2008) that they will need to vaccinate their pets this month in order to maintain immunity to myxomatosis.
The veterinary charity PDSA has reported dramatic increases in the incidence of myxomatosis in three of its PetAid hospitals.
In 1950, myxomatosis, a virus 99% lethal to rabbits, was introduced into the population, knocking them down from 600 million to about 100 million.
The decline of the lynx accelerated in the 1970s when myxomatosis and VHD wiped out the rabbit population.
Soon sheep farmers were complaining that a plague of these small furry animals was destroying grazing lands and they resorted to introducing the viral disease myxomatosis, deadly to rabbits, to control their numbers.
I had them vaccinated against myxomatosis but they still ended up getting the skin form of the disease which meant antibiotics.