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A cutaneous form of glanders, characterized by swelling of the superficial lymph vessels and formation of ulcerating nodules on the skin.

[Middle English farsi, farsin, from Old French farcin, from Latin farcīmen, sausage, from farcīre, to stuff.]
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n, pl -cies
(Veterinary Science) vet science a form of glanders in which lymph vessels near the skin become thickened, with skin lesions and abscess-forming nodules, caused by a bacterium, Burkholderia mallei. Also called: farcin
[C15: from Old French farcin, from Late Latin farcīminum glanders, from Latin farcīmen a sausage, from farcīre to stuff]
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n., pl. -cies.
a form of glanders chiefly affecting the skin and superficial lymphatic vessels of horses and mules.
[1375–1425; late Middle English farsy(n) < Anglo-French, Middle French farcin < Late Latin farcīminum glandular disease, derivative of farcire to stuff]
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Nocardia was first isolated by Edmond Nocard in 1888 from a case of bovine farcy. A year after, an Italian researcher, Trevisan, characterized the organism and named it N.
Bovine farcy (which is caused by Mycobacterium farcinogenes and M.
Literature on the prevalence, transmission patterns, and risk factors of bovine farcy is deficient.
Bovine farcy causing actinomycetes isolated from zebu cattle in eastern Africa were found to belong to the genus Mycobacterium and not to Nocardia [4-10].
farcinica is still though not often reported as a causal agent of bovine farcy when diagnosis based on morphological traits, which fail to discriminate Nocardia from other mycolic acid-containing actinomycetes, is used [31-40].
Epidemiological data have not reported bovine farcy in wild and other domestic animals.
Bovine farcy lesions start at the lymph nodes (usually peripheral, femoral, or parotid) and then spread slowly via lymphatic vessel to subcutaneous tissue on the dorsal parts.
The causal agents of bovine farcy can easily be discriminated from N.
Awad and Karib [32] found that bovine farcy animals induced sensitivity to avian and mammalian tuberculins.

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