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contagious

1. (of a disease) capable of being passed on by direct contact with a diseased individual or by handling clothing, etc., contaminated with the causative agent
2. (of an organism) harbouring or spreading the causative agent of a transmissible disease
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But breeding stock has been prohibited from entering India because Britain could not provide an undertaking that the country had been free of contagious equine metritis (CEM), a sexually transmitted infection which leads to inflammation of the lining of the mare's uterus, for three years.
Rausing, who owns Lanwades Stud in Newmarket, added that it would be impossible under European legislation to limit the number of mares each stallion could fertilise, and pointed to a recent outbreak of contagious equine metritis in the US which was contracted by 900 horses in the quarter-bred population, all of them conceived by AI.
He states that it reduces the risk of venereal disease, when the reality is that Contagious Equine Metritis is spreading like wildfire in the US standardbred world because they cannot contain it while they are moving infected semen around the country.

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