contagious abortion

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contagious abortion

Brucellosis, especially in cattle.


capable of being transmitted from animal to animal.

contagious abortion
contagious agalactia
acute mastitis, arthritis and ophthalmitis with painful joint swelling in goats and sheep caused by Mycoplasma agalactiae. Occurs on every continent but outbreaks and severe disease occur particularly in the Mediterranean area and Africa. A triad of mastitis, arthritis and ocular disease sometimes accompanied with respiratory disease, abortion and diarrhea. Mycoplasma agalactiae is the main causal agent in sheep and goats, but M. agalactiae, M. mycoides subsp. mycoides large colony type and M. capricolum subsp. capricolum produce a similar if not identical clinical presentation. The udder is permanently damaged and many animals die.
contagious aphtha
contagious avian epithelioma
see fowlpox.
contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
a highly infectious septicemia with a principal localization in the lungs, caused by Mycoplasma mycoides var. mycoides. It occurs only in cattle. The cardinal signs are cough, fever, dyspnea, pleuritic friction sounds and gurgling breath sounds on auscultation of the lungs. The case fatality rate is high. An important epidemiological characteristic is the common occurrence of carrier animals with sequestra of infected material in the lungs.
contagious bovine pyelonephritis
infection of the urinary tract of cattle by Corynebacterium cystitidis with lesions in the kidney, ureters and bladder. Diagnostic signs are the passage of urine containing blood or discrete red cells and pus, dysuria and palpable abnormalities per rectum of affected organs. Culture of urine confirms the diagnosis.
contagious caprine/ovine pleuropneumonia
highly infectious and fatal pleuropneumonia of goats and sheep caused by Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae previously known as mycoplasma strain F38. The clinical picture includes a short course with cough, dyspnea, and abnormal lung and pleural sounds on auscultation.
contagious ecthyma
see contagious ecthyma.
contagious epididymitis and vaginitis
see epivag.
equine contagious acne
contagious equine metritis
a highly contagious venereal disease resident in mares and transmitted by the stallion, which shows no clinical signs. It is caused by Taylorella equigenitalis. Clinically there is a profuse purulent discharge from the vulva about a week after service, endometritis and cervicitis. Also associated with infertility and abortion. So highly contagious that most countries have strict control procedures to prevent entry or spread when detected.
contagious equine pustular dermatitis
contagious mastitis
contagious ophthalmia
see contagious ophthalmia.
contagious ovine foot rot
see ovine footrot.
contagious ovine/caprine ophthalmia
see contagious ophthalmia.
contagious ovine pustular dermatitis
see contagious ecthyma.
contagious porcine pyoderma
an infectious disease of young sucking pigs characterized by pustules on the face and neck from which streptococci and staphylococci are isolatable. The disease develops from infection of bite wounds inflicted by piglets whose needle teeth have not been removed.
contagious pustular stomatitis
contagious pyoderma
see exudative epidermitis.
contagious venereal infection of sheep
see ulcerative dermatosis.
contagious venereal tumor
see canine transmissible venereal tumor.