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besnoitiasis
medical dictionary

A disease of cattle primarily caused by Besnoitia besnoiti. Cysts occur chiefly in the connective tissue of the skin, nasal mucous membranes, and serous membranes. Following a febrile stage, depilatory and seborrhoeic changes occur in the skin.

Synonyms: besnoitiosis.

(05 Mar 2000)