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.

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

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.

myxomatosis

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

myxomatosis

nMyxomatose f
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The only way to protect pet rabbits, Hadrian Vets say, is to get them vaccinated The current UK vaccine, Nobivac Myxo-RHD, offers protection against RVHD-1 and Myxomatosis, but is unlikely to offer any protection against RVHD-2, as this strain of the virus is genetically different.
For a number of years we have vaccinated against myxomatosis which is a horrible disease common in wild rabbits.
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FOR many people who enjoy the great outdoors, the sight of dead and dying wild rabbits with myxomatosis is a familiar sight, particularly in the warmer weather of summer and autumn each year.
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Vaccinations are against viral haemorrhagic disease and myxomatosis, while worming is also important as your rabbits may be exposed to fleas or other animal faeces.