fowl cholera

fowl cholera
noun
an acute diarrheal disease (especially of chickens) caused by the microorganism that causes hemorrhagic septicemia

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noun
: an acute contagious septicemic disease of birds marked by fever, weakness, diarrhea, and petechial hemorrhages in the mucous membranes, caused by a bacterium (Pasteurella multocida syn. avicida), and highly destructive of all types of domestic poultry and most wild birds — compare fowl plague

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Vet. Pathol.
a specific, acute, diarrheal disease of fowls, esp. chickens, caused by a bacterium, Pasteurella multocida. Cf. hemorrhagic septicemia.
[1880-85]

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fowl cholera,
a contagious, virulent, febrile disease of poultry, characterized by diarrhea and internal bleeding, and caused by a bacterium; chicken cholera.

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