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Johne disease

Pronunciation: yo'ne

Definition: an enteritis of a chronic wasting type affecting ungulates and other ruminants; caused by Mycobacterium avium, subsp. paratuberculosis; characterized by diarrhea, muscle wasting, and generalized weakness.

Synonym(s): Bacillus paratuberculosis, Bacterium paratuberculosis, Darmtuberculose, Mycobacterium enteritidis, Mycobacterium johnei

[Heinrich Albert Johne (1839–1910), German pathologist]

See Also: Mycobacterium paratuberculosis

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