Aerocystitis

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Aerocystitis

 

inflammation of the mucous membrane of the air sac in horses and ducklings. In horses, the disease arises as a result of an inflammation in the area of the nose and nasopharynx. It is accompanied by an elevated body temperature and by a discharge of mucus and pus from both nostrils. Treatment is surgical. In ducklings, the ailment is the consequence of overcooling; the sick birds are given antibiotics in their feed.

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