\bˈɑːbə͡ʊn], \bˈɑːbəʊn], \b_ˈɑː_b_əʊ_n]\
Definitions of BARBONE
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A disease of cattle marked by high fever, depression, loss of appetite, inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth and tongue, dyspnea, and edematous tumefactions on face, neck, shoulders, abdomen, and legs. These swellings consist of a yellow gelatiniform exudate. Death may occur in a few hours and the mortality amounts to 40 or 50 per cent. The disease occurs in young animals in the summer season. Ovoid cocci are found in the blood, saliva, milk, urine, and fetal blood Barbone may be transmitted to the horse, ox, sheep, pig, guinea-pig, rabbit, pigeon, and turkey. Infection occurs through wounds of the skin, through the digestive mucous membrane, and through the pulmonary tissue.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop