animal disease

Definitions of animal disease
  1. noun
    a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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    warble
    a lumpy abscess under the hide of domestic mammals caused by larvae of a botfly or warble fly
    anaplasmosis
    a disease of cattle that is transmitted by cattle ticks; similar to Texas fever
    aspergillosis, brooder pneumonia
    severe respiratory disease of birds that takes the form of an acute rapidly fatal pneumonia in young chickens and turkeys
    bighead
    any of various diseases of animals characterized by edema of the head and neck
    BSE, bovine spongiform encephalitis, mad cow disease
    a fatal disease of cattle that affects the central nervous system; causes staggering and agitation
    bull nose
    a disease of pigs resulting in swelling of the snout
    camelpox
    a viral disease of camels closely related to smallpox
    canine chorea, chorea
    chorea in dogs
    catarrhal fever
    any of several disease of livestock marked by fever and edema of the respiratory tract
    chronic wasting disease
    a wildlife disease (akin to bovine spongiform encephalitis) that affects deer and elk
    costiasis
    a fatal disease of freshwater fish caused by a flagellated protozoan invading the skin
    cowpox, vaccinia
    a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox
    creeps
    a disease of cattle and sheep attributed to a dietary deficiency; characterized by anemia and softening of the bones and a slow stiff gait
    hemorrhagic septicemia, pasteurellosis
    an acute infectious disease characterized by pneumonia and blood infection
    fistula, fistulous withers
    a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse
    fowl cholera
    an acute diarrheal disease (especially of chickens) caused by the microorganism that causes hemorrhagic septicemia
    fowl pest
    either of two acute viral diseases of domestic fowl; characterized by refusal to eat and high temperature and discoloration of the comb
    hog cholera
    highly infectious virus disease of swine
    distemper
    any of various infectious viral diseases of animals
    enterotoxemia
    a disease of cattle and sheep that is attributed to toxins absorbed from the intestines
    foot-and-mouth disease, hoof-and-mouth disease
    acute contagious disease of cloven-footed animals marked by ulcers in the mouth and around the hoofs
    foot rot
    contagious degenerative infection of the feet of hoofed animals (especially cattle and sheep)
    black disease, distomatosis, liver rot, sheep rot
    a disease of the liver (especially in sheep and cattle) caused by liver flukes and their by-products
    broken wind, heaves
    a chronic emphysema of the horse that causes difficult expiration and heaving of the flanks
    red water
    a disease of cattle; characterized by hematuria
    rhinotracheitis
    a respiratory infection of the nose and throat in cattle
    cattle plague, rinderpest
    an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and inflammation of mucous membranes
    scours
    diarrhea in livestock
    scrapie
    a fatal disease of sheep characterized by chronic itching and loss of muscular control and progressive degeneration of the central nervous system
    shipping fever, shipping pneumonia
    a deadly form of septicemia in cattle and sheep; involves high fever and pneumonia; contracted under conditions of exposure or exhaustion (as often happens when the animals are shipped to market)
    spavin
    a swelling of the hock joint of a horse; resulting in lameness
    loco disease, locoism
    a disease of livestock caused by locoweed poisoning; characterized by weakness and lack of coordination and trembling and partial paralysis
    looping ill
    an acute viral disease of the nervous system in sheep; can be transmitted by Ixodes ricinus
    mange
    a persistent and contagious disease of the skin causing inflammation and itching and loss of hair; affects domestic animals (and sometimes people)
    moon blindness, mooneye
    recurrent eye inflammation in horses; sometimes resulting in blindness
    murrain
    any disease of domestic animals that resembles a plague
    myxomatosis
    a viral disease (usually fatal) of rabbits
    Newcastle disease
    disease of domestic fowl and other birds
    pip
    a disease of poultry
    parrot disease, psittacosis
    infectious disease of birds
    bacillary white diarrhea, bacillary white diarrhoea, pullorum disease
    a serious bacterial disease of young chickens
    gall, saddle sore
    an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle
    sand crack
    a fissure in the wall of a horse's hoof often causing lameness
    blind staggers, staggers
    a disease of the central nervous system affecting especially horses and cattle; characterized by an unsteady swaying gait and frequent falling
    sweating sickness
    a disease of cattle (especially calves)
    Texas fever
    an infectious disease of cattle transmitted by the cattle tick
    milk sickness, trembles
    disease of livestock and especially cattle poisoned by eating certain kinds of snakeroot
    zoonosis, zoonotic disease
    an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
    actinomycosis
    disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses
    anthrax, splenic fever
    a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people
    Bang's disease, brucellosis, contagious abortion
    an infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings
    bluetongue
    a viral disease of sheep and cattle that is transmitted by biting midges
    canine distemper
    a viral disease of young dogs characterized by high fever and respiratory inflammation
    equine distemper, strangles
    an acute bacterial disease of horses characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes
    glanders
    a destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans
    Lyme arthritis, Lyme disease
    an acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever; caused by bacteria carried by the bite of a deer tick
    hydrophobia, lyssa, madness, rabies
    an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
    blood spavin
    spavin caused by distension of the veins
    bog spavin
    spavin caused by collection of fluids
    bone spavin
    spavin caused by a bony growth
    leptospirosis, swamp fever
    an infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever
    toe crack
    a crack on the forepart of a horse's hindfoot
    quarter crack
    a crack on the inside of a horse's forefoot
    deer fly fever, rabbit fever, tularaemia, tularemia, yatobyo
    a highly infectious disease of rodents (especially rabbits and squirrels) and sometimes transmitted to humans by ticks or flies or by handling infected animals
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    an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
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