pullorum disease

pullorum disease
pul·lo·rum disease pə-'lōr-əm-, -'lȯr- n a destructive typically diarrheic salmonellosis esp. of the domestic chicken caused by a bacterium of the genus Salmonella (S. pullorum) which is transmitted either through the egg or from chick to chick called also pullorum

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an infectious disease of birds, including chickens, caused by Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Gallinarum. Birds have loss of appetite, dullness, diarrhea that leaves white lumps around the cloaca, reduced egg yield, and infertile eggs. It is sometimes fatal, with moribund and dead birds found at hatching time. Called also white or bacillary white diarrhea.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • pullorum disease — [pul lōr′əm, pullôr′əm] n. [< ModL ( salmonella) pullorum, the infecting bacterium < gen. pl. of L pullus: see POULTRY] a severe, diarrheal disease of young poultry, caused by a bacterium (Salmonella pullorum) and usually transmitted by the …   English World dictionary

  • pullorum disease — noun a serious bacterial disease of young chickens • Syn: ↑bacillary white diarrhea, ↑bacillary white diarrhoea • Hypernyms: ↑animal disease * * * pəˈlōrəm , lȯrəm noun also pullorum …   Useful english dictionary

  • pullorum disease — pul•lo′rum disease [[t]pəˈlɔr əm, ˈloʊr [/t]] n. vet a frequently fatal diarrheal disease of young poultry caused by the bacterium Salmonella pullorum and transmitted by the infected hen to the egg • Etymology: 1925–30; < NL (Bacterium)… …   From formal English to slang

  • pullorum disease — /peuh lawr euhm, lohr /, Vet. Pathol. a highly contagious, frequently fatal disease of young poultry caused by the bacterium Salmonella gallinarum (pullorum), transmitted by the infected hen during egg production, and characterized by weakness,… …   Universalium

  • pullorum disease — noun Etymology: New Latin pullorum (specific epithet of Salmonella pullorum), from Latin, of chickens (genitive plural of pullus) Date: 1929 a destructive typically diarrheal salmonellosis especially of young domestic chickens that is caused by a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pullorum disease — /pʊˈlɔrəm dəziz/ (say poo lawruhm duhzeez) noun an egg transmitted bacterial disease of poultry, frequently a cause of heavy death losses in very young chickens. {pullorum, genitive plural of Latin pullus cockerel} …  

  • pullorum disease — infectious disease in poultry that is caused by the Salmonella bacterium and is often fatal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pullorum — noun see pullorum disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • animal disease — ▪ non human Introduction       an impairment of the normal state of an animal that interrupts or modifies its vital functions.       Concern with diseases that afflict animals dates from the earliest human contacts with animals and is reflected… …   Universalium

  • animal disease — noun a disease that typically does not affect human beings • Hypernyms: ↑disease • Hyponyms: ↑warble, ↑anaplasmosis, ↑aspergillosis, ↑brooder pneumonia, ↑bighead, ↑bovine spong …   Useful english dictionary

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