Pullorum-disease



[puh-lawr-uh m, -lohr-] /pəˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr-/

noun, Veterinary Pathology.
1.
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, loss of appetite, and diarrhea.
/pʊˈlɔːrəm/
noun
1.
an acute serious bacterial disease of very young birds, esp chickens, characterized by a whitish diarrhoea: caused by Salmonella pullorum, transmitted during egg production Also called bacillary white diarrhoea

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