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bovine brucellosis

 

Definition: a disease in cattle caused by Brucella melitensis biovar abortus; in pregnant cows, characterized by abortion late in pregnancy, followed by retained placenta and metritis; in bulls, orchitis and epididymitis may occur; the organism may localize in the udder and thus appear in milk from infected cows.

Synonym(s): Bang disease

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