bovine viral diarrhea

noun
variants: or bovine virus diarrhea

Medical Definition of bovine viral diarrhea

: an infectious disease of cattle that may range from a subclinical or mild infection to a severe illness marked chiefly by fever, diarrhea, anorexia, and ulceration especially of the mouth

Note: Bovine viral diarrhea is caused by two flaviviruses of the genus Pestivirus (species Bovine viral diarrhea virus 1 and species Bovine viral diarrhea virus 2).

— see mucosal disease

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“Bovine viral diarrhea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bovine%20viral%20diarrhea. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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