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contagious abortion Line breaks: con|ta¦gious abor|tion

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Definition of contagious abortion in English:


[mass noun]
A type of brucellosis which causes spontaneous abortion in cattle.
Example sentences
  • Dr. Bang, a Danish veterinarian, isolated a cousin organism causing contagious abortion in cattle in 1897.
  • As part of a national health program dating back to 1934, some calves are vaccinated for brucellosis, sometimes called ‘contagious abortion’ or ‘Bang's disease.’
  • The disease is also known as contagious abortion or Bang's disease in livestock.
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