avian encephalomyelitis

noun

Medical Definition of avian encephalomyelitis

: a usually fatal infection of young chickens caused by a picornavirus (genus Hepatovirus) and characterized by ataxic gait and weakening of the legs and by tremor especially of the head and neck

called also epidemic tremor

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“Avian encephalomyelitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/avian%20encephalomyelitis. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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