Johne's disease

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Johne's disease

A chronic disease of domestic animals, especially cattle and sheep, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and characterized by persistent diarrhea, gradual loss of weight, and general weakness.

Johne's disease

a specific, infectious disease of cattle, sheep and goats caused by Mycobacteriumavium subspecies paratuberculosis. In cattle it is characterized by chronic diarrhea and thickening and corrugation of the intestinal wall. In all species there is progressive wasting.
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Thick, transverse rugae in the ileum of a cow with Johne's disease (right) compared with normal ileum (left). By permission from Blowey RW, Weaver AD, Diseases and Disorders of Cattle, Mosby, 1997

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