Johnes disease

Johnes disease

a disease occurring in cattle and sheep, usually manifested by thickening of the wall of the intestine, particularly of the ileum; caused by infection with mycobacterium paratuberculosis.

Synonym: chronic dysentery of cattle, paratuberculosis.

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