fowl cholera

fowl cholera

noun Veterinary Pathology.
a specific, acute, diarrheal disease of fowls, especially chickens, caused by a bacterium, Pasteurella multocida.


Origin:
1880–85

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fowl cholera
 
n
vet science a contagious disease of poultry and other fowl, usually resulting in sudden death; caused by the organism Pasteurella multocida

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