Johne-s-disease definition

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A chronic disease of domestic animals, especially cattle and sheep, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and characterized by persistent diarrhea, gradual loss of weight, and general weakness.
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A chronic disease of domestic animals, especially cattle and sheep, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and characterized by persistent diarrhea, gradual loss of weight, and general weakness.
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A chronic, contagious and often fatal disease of cattle, sheep and goats, caused by the intestinal bacterium Mycobacterium paratuberculosis, characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract.
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Origin of johne-s-disease

  • After Heinrich Albert Johne (1839–1910), German physician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • For Dr. H. A. Johne, German pathologist

    From Wiktionary