ovine progressive pneumonia

noun

Medical Definition of ovine progressive pneumonia

: a chronic disease especially of sheep caused by a retrovirus of the genus Lentivirus (species Visna/maedi virus) and occurring in a respiratory form that affects the lungs and udder and produces progressive wasting and in an encephalitic form that affects the central nervous system and joints and leads eventually to paralysis — see maedi, visna

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“Ovine progressive pneumonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ovine%20progressive%20pneumonia. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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