necrotic enteritis


: either of two often fatal infectious diseases marked especially by intestinal inflammation and necrosis and by diarrhea:
: one affecting young swine and caused by a bacterium of the genus Salmonella (S. choleraesuis)

called also necro

: one affecting poultry and especially young chickens and turkeys and caused by a bacterium of the genus Clostridium (C. perfringens)

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“Necrotic enteritis.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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