Pythiosis is a form of infectious disease caused by Pythium insidiosum. It occurs most commonly in dogs and horses, but is also found in cats, cattle, and humans. The disease is typically found in young, large breed dogs. Pythium occupies swamps in late summer and infects dogs who drink water containing it. Pythium insidiosum is different from oth...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: pi-thē-ō′sis Definitions: 1. In veterinary medicine, an uncommon but serious chronic pyogranulomatous infection of horses, cattle, cats and dogs caused by Pythium insidiosum an oomycete fungus-like agent. Abbreviated taxonomy:Eukaryota; Stramenopiles; Oomycetes; Pythiales; Pythiaceae; Pythium, common in the...
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