• WordNet 3.6
    • n pleuropneumonia pleurisy and pneumonia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pleuropneumonia (Med) Inflammation of the pleura and lungs; a combination of pleurisy and pneumonia, esp. a kind of contagions and fatal lung plague of cattle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pleuropneumonia A specific contagious disease, peculiar to cattle, affecting the lungs and the pleura, supposed to be caused by some form of micro-organism. It was recognized as far back as the eighteenth century, and now occurs in all the countries of western Europe, in the United States, in southern Africa, and in Australia. The losses which it causes are frequently enormous. The disease first appears in the interlobular tissue of the lungs, whence it invades the pleura and the lung-tissue proper. The latter becomes solidified, and dark-red in color, which varies in later stages. The interlobular tissue becomes thickened into broad yellowish or grayish bands, which give the cut surface of the lungs a peculiar marbled appearance. The disease may be limited to a single lobe or involve one entire lung. A lung becomes very heavy, weighing in some cases over fifty pounds. The disease appears after a period of incubation of from three to six weeks with a feeble cough, which grows more troublesome from week to week. There is slight fever, associated with partial cessation of rumination and milk-secretion. The back is arched and the head is stretched out horizontally during fits of coughing. After a period of from two to six weeks the animal may recover, or the disease may enter a second or acute stage, in which all the symptoms mentioned become greatly aggravated. This stage may last two or three weeks, ending fatally in from; 30 to 50 per cent, of all the cases.
    • n pleuropneumonia In medicine, pleurisy combined with pneumonia.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pleuro-, + pneumonia,


In literature:

Contagious diseases, such as Cholera and Pleuropneumonia also produce abortion.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
The apparent symptoms are the same as when the animal is affected with pleuropneumonia.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
With some cattle diseases, such as anthrax, rinderpest, and pleuropneumonia, preventive inoculation is resorted to in some countries.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture

In news:

Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia (APP) is a respiratory pathogen of swine that remains a deadly threat.
Treating Pleuropneumonia -Related Abscesses with Thoracotomy.
Actinobacillus suis (A.suis) and Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia (APP) tend to kill pigs quickly and are usually manifested as severe acute pneumonia.
In the swine industry today, there are four diseases that no swine producer should live with — swine dysentery, atrophic rhinitis, sarcoptic mange and Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia (APP).