Polioencephalomalacia[pō′lē-ō-en-sef′ă-lō-mă-lā′shē-ă]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. Cerebrocortical necrosis in sheep and goats, also seen in cattle, deer, and antelope. Associated with thiamine deficiency, water deprivation-sodium ion toxicosis, lead poisoning, and particularly with high dietary sulfur levels leading to high hydrogen sulfide and acetic acid levels in the rumen, which adversely affect carbohydrate metabolism.

Synonyms
cerebrocortical necrosis

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