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epizootic

 [ep″ĭ-zo-ot´ik]
attacking many animals in any region at the same time; widely diffused and rapidly spreading.
epizootic disease
1. a disease that affects a large number of animals in some particular region within a short period of time.
2. a disease of high morbidity that is only occasionally present in an animal community.

ep·i·zo·ot·ic

(ep'i-zō-ot'ik),
1. Denoting a temporal pattern of disease occurrence in an animal population in which the disease occurs with a frequency clearly in excess of the expected frequency in that population during a given time interval.
2. An outbreak (epidemic) of disease in an animal population.
[epi- + G. zōon, animal]

epizootic

(ĕp′ĭ-zō-ŏt′ĭk)
adj.
Occurring at the same time among an unusually large number of animals in a particular geographic area. Used of a disease.
n.
An epizootic disease.

ep′i·zo·ot′i·cal·ly adv.

epizootic

Epidemiology An outbreak or epidemic of disease in an animal host populations

ep·i·zo·ot·ic

(ep'i-zō-ot'ik)
1. Disease occurrence in an animal population with a frequency clearly in excess of the expected.
2. An outbreak (epidemic) of disease in an animal population; often with the implication that it may also affect human populations.
[epi- + G. zōon, animal]

epizootic

Affecting a large number of animals within a short period, especially of a disease.

epizootic

(of a disease) suddenly and temporarily affecting a large animal population.
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"In order to prevent the nodular dermatitis from entering Kyrgyzstan, the State Inspectorate for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Security imposed a temporary restriction on the imports of cattle, meat and by-products of cattle and tannery until the epizootic situation is clarified," the report said.
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) evaluated the epizootic situation in Kyrgyzstan; the country scored the 2nd level, the State Inspectorate for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Security reported.
The Schmallenberg virus, which affects sheep, goats and cattle, has spread to 186 farms in Germany, where it was first detected last November, according to figures collected on 31 January by the Friedrich Loeffler Institut for animal health, which is monitoring the epizootic disease.
Since 2002, high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) has spread from Asia to Europe and into Africa, causing the largest epizootic of HPAI of the last 50 yr, including infecting domestic and wild waterfowl.