equine coital exanthema

noun

: a highly contagious disease of horses that is transmitted chiefly by copulation, is marked by the formation of vesicles and pustules on the mucous membranes of the genital tract, and is caused by a herpesvirus (species Equid herpesvirus 3) tentatively assigned to the genus Varicellovirus

called also coital exanthema

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“Equine coital exanthema.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/equine%20coital%20exanthema. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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