fowl cholera


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fowl cholera

n.
An infectious disease of domestic and wild birds caused by the bacterium Pasteurella multocida, characterized in its acute form by septicemia and sudden death and in its chronic form by diarrhea, mucus discharge from the mouth and nostrils, and anorexia.

fowl cholera

n
(Veterinary Science) vet science a contagious disease of poultry and other fowl, usually resulting in sudden death; caused by the organism Pasteurella multocida
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Noun1.fowl cholera - an acute diarrheal disease (especially of chickens) caused by the microorganism that causes hemorrhagic septicemia
blood poisoning, septicaemia, septicemia - invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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The clinical signs and course of disease on this farm are most consistent with fowl cholera caused by P multocida.
China's regulations are drafted to specifically address concerns of animal illnesses like fowl plague, fowl cholera, Newcastle disease and hog cholera.
Fowl cholera was either uncommon in Wild Turkeys, or the incidence of asymptomatic carrier animals was rare because of high mortality rates in infected birds.