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 (plo͝or′ō-no͝o-mōn′yə, -nyo͝o-)
1. Inflammation of the pleura and lungs; pneumonia aggravated by pleurisy.
2. An infectious febrile disease of cattle, caused by a mycoplasma and characterized by inflammation of the pleura and lungs.
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(Pathology) pathol the combined disorder of pleurisy and pneumonia
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(ˌplʊər oʊ nʊˈmoʊn yə, -ˈmoʊ ni ə, -nyʊ-)

pleurisy conjoined with pneumonia.
pleu`ro•pneu•mon′ic (-nuˈmɒn ɪk, -nyu-) adj.
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Noun1.pleuropneumonia - pleurisy and pneumonia
pneumonia - respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants
pleurisy - inflammation of the pleura of the lungs (especially the parietal layer)
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Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) is a huge threat to goats and it is distributed widely in Pakistan (Sadique et al., 2012; Tarekegn et al., 2012).
Non descriptive goats showing respiratory distress with pyrexia, bilateral nasal discharges, coughing and mortality were confirmed as cases of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia and were successfully treated with Tylosin and thus controlled the horizontal spreading of the disease within the flock.
It can cause a contagious caprine pleuropneumonia in goats.
Contagious agalactia, a disease with the involvement of multiple organs, produces systemic infections and is supposed to be among the most serious diseases of small ruminants, produced by mycoplasmas after contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) [1-3].

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