swine erysipelas

noun

Medical Definition of swine erysipelas

: a destructive contagious disease of various mammals and birds that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Erysipelothrix (E. rhusiopathiae), that may occur in an acute highly fatal septicemic form or take a chronic course marked by endocarditis, arthritis, or hives, and that is of especially economic importance in swine and domesticated turkeys

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“Swine erysipelas.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/swine%20erysipelas. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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