calf diphtheria


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calf diphtheria

[′kaf dif′thir·ē·ə]
(veterinary medicine)
Disease of calves caused by species of Sphaerophorus which affects the mouth and pharynx and develops into pneumonia and septicemia, resulting in death.
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