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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Estimates of the number of cases of myxomatosis in pet rabbits being brought to veterinary clinics run into many thousands of cases in any year, making this the commonest preventable infectious killer disease of pet animals in the United Kingdom.
8), but this strain was later shown to cause myxomatosis symptoms in rabbits (9,10).
Since the last cat was killed in 2000, Myxomatosis failed to keep rabbit numbers in check, and their numbers bounced back and in little over six years, with rabbits substantially altering large areas of the island.
Myxomatosis can be transmitted via fleas, flies that bite and direct contact with infected animals.
The initial attempts to introduce myxomatosis were stopped by the Victorian Director of Public Health.
In the 1950s, the government released a disease called Myxomatosis, which killed 90 percent of the animals it infected--an ideal solution until the rabbits recovered and developed a resistance.
In poems such as "Rock Picking: Building Cairns," "The Well as Entry into the Overworld," "Shootings," "Essay on Myxomatosis," "Fog," "Winter Parrots," and numerous others, one is forced by Kinsella's poetry to confront a world which is foreign and yet deeply familiar - a cognitive tension or strain that is evident in the verse itself, with its remarkable range of diction and rhythmic energy.
In the early 1950s, government scientists resorted to releasing myxomatosis, a virus that kills rabbits rather painfully.
Well-kept rabbits are relatively disease-free, but in California (especially around coastal hills and Sierra foothills) and in coastal Oregon, domesticated rabbits can contract myxomatosis, which is nearly always fatal.
Myxomatosis threatened to wipe out the rabbit population in the UK 4.
But when myxomatosis killed all the rabbits in the 1950s, the island became less attractive to some seabirds such as Puffins.
I was shocked to hear that the wild rabbits in the area have myxomatosis and there is a chance that domestic rabbits can contract it.