a disease of rabbits caused by a poxvirus in the genus Orthopoxvirus. There are typical skin lesions with a systemic illness, ocular and nasal discharge, and a high mortality rate.
Copyright: Blood DC, Studdert VP, 1999. Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 2nd Edition. London, UK: WB Saunders.
Date of entry: 19/02/2009