|salmon poisoning||medical dictionary|
A disease of dogs and other canids in the northwest coastal region of the U.S., resulting from eating infected salmon and trout from streams flowing into the Pacific Ocean; these fish carry the encysted form or metacercaria of Nanophyetus salmincola, which infects the intestine and carries with it Neorickettsia helmintheca, the actual agent of the disease.
Synonyms: salmon disease.
(05 Mar 2000)
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