bullnose -->
necrotic rhinitis of pigs
medical dictionary

An infection of the subcutaneous structures of the snout of swine which causes malformation of the face; it is frequently due to infection of wounds made for the insertion of metal rings to discourage or prevent the animal from rooting in the soil; Fusobacterium necrophorum plays an important role in this disease.

Synonyms: bullnose.

(05 Mar 2000)