calf diphtheria


: an infectious disease of the mouth and pharynx of calves and young cattle associated with the presence of large numbers of a bacterium of the genus Fusobacterium (F. necrophorum) and commonly resulting in pneumonia or generalized septicemia if untreated

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“Calf diphtheria.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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