Rubarth's disease

[ roo-bahrts, -bahrths ]
/ ˈru bɑrts, -bɑrθs /


a common, rapidly progressing viral hepatitis of dogs and other carnivores, often confused with canine distemper.

Origin of Rubarth's disease

after Carl Sven Rubarth (born 1905), Swedish veterinarian, who described it in 1947
Also called infectious canine hepatitis. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019