myxomatosis


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myx·o·ma·to·sis

 (mĭk-sō′mə-tō′sĭs)
n. pl. myx·o·ma·to·ses (-sēz)
1. A highly infectious, usually fatal disease of rabbits that is caused by a pox virus and is characterized by many skin tumors similar to myxomas.
2. A condition characterized by the growth of many myxomas.
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myxomatosis

(ˌmɪksəməˈtəʊsɪs)
n
(Veterinary Science) an infectious and usually fatal viral disease of rabbits characterized by swelling of the mucous membranes and formation of skin tumours; transmitted by flea bites
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myx•o•ma•to•sis

(ˌmɪk sə məˈtoʊ sɪs)

n.
1. a condition characterized by the presence of many myxomas.
2. a highly infectious viral disease of rabbits, artificially introduced into Great Britain and Australia to reduce the rabbit population.
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myxomatosis

an infectious, highly fatal, virus disease of rabbits, transmitted by mosquitoes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myxomatosis - a viral disease (usually fatal) of rabbits
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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Myxomatose

myxomatosis

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"When a builder working nearby came in saying he had found a small rabbit with its eyes closed, my initial thought was it had myxomatosis.
Myxomatosis is a preventable disease through vaccination and if your rabbits are vaccinated then this should relieve some worry, but do make an appointment with your vet as soon as possible so they can provide the necessary treatment quickly.
While talking to the veterinarian who carried out the examination, he told me about some of the problems our native red squirrels are facing - including squirrel pox, which looks strikingly similar to myxomatosis in rabbits.
A Get her inoculated against myxomatosis, a fatal viral disease that is passed on by rabbit fleas from wild rabbits, as well as against viral haemorrhagic disease which is also fatal.
Most rabbits that are vaccinated are vaccinated against myxomatosis and Rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease 1 (RHDV1).
The RSPCA explained that Bobby is neutered, fully vaccinated against myxomatosis vhd1 and vhd2 and is microchipped.
Sadly, I hear this much-loved creature is under threat from a resurgence of a strain of myxomatosis to which they are apparently susceptible and which is currently affecting hares in southern England.
Nature has a cruel way of controlling the numbers, and rabbits died in large numbers of a disease called myxomatosis.
Myxomatosis threatened to wipe out the rabbit population in some English counties 4.
While there have been increased cases of RHVD-2, myxomatosis is still by far the most common fatal infectious disease seen at Eastfield Vets.
Nobivac protects against myxomatosis and RVHD1 and Filavac will prevent RVHD2.