Johne disease

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Joh·ne disease

an enteritis of a chronic wasting type affecting ungulates and other ruminants; caused by Mycobacterium avium, subsp. paratuberculosis; characterized by diarrhea, muscle wasting, and generalized weakness.
See also: Mycobacterium paratuberculosis.
[Heinrich Albert Johne (1839-1910), German pathologist]
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H. Albert, German physician, 1839-1910.
Johne bacillus - a species causing Johne disease, a chronic enteritis in cattle. Synonym(s): Mycobacterium paratuberculosis
Johne disease - a disease occurring in cattle and sheep, caused by infection with Mycobacterium paratuberculosis. Synonym(s): chronic dysentery of cattle; paratuberculosis
johnin - a diagnostic agent, analogous to tuberculin.
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