actinobacillosis


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actinobacillosis

(æktiːnəʊˌbæsɪlˈəʊsɪs)
n
(Veterinary Science) vet science a disease of cattle and sheep, caused by infection with an Actinobacillus lignieresii and characterized by soft tissue lesions, esp of the tongue. Also called: wooden tongue, woody tongue or cruels
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Among bacterial infections, Actinobacillosis caused by Actinobacillus lignieressi, a gram-negative bacillus inhabiting oral cavity and rumen has been frequently documented to affect large ruminants.
Actinosis: two diseases were considered under this denomination: actinomycosis (Actinomyces bovis) and actinobacillosis (Actinobacillus lignieresii).