rubarths dis-eases

Rubarth's disease

[roo-bahrts, -bahrths]
noun
a common, rapidly progressing viral hepatitis of dogs and other carnivores, often confused with canine distemper.
Also called infectious canine hepatitis.


Origin:
after Carl Sven Rubarth (born 1905), Swedish veterinarian, who described it in 1947

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