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OVINE PROGRESSIVE PNEUMONIA

A chronic, progressive, contagious interstitial pneumonitis of sheep in Europe and the U.S. Caused by a "slow virus" (family Lentiviridae); it is now believed that maedi and visna are two histopathological and clinical manifestations of the same viral infection. Synonym: ovine progressive pneumonia. Origin: Icelandic, dyspnea
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