- an acute, usually fatal, highly contagious disease of swine caused by an RNA virus of the genus Pestivirus, characterized by high fever, lack of appetite, diarrhea, and lethargy.
Origin of hog cholera
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
Also called swine fever.
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Examples from the Web for hog cholera
Why not hog-cholera from farm to farm by flies, English sparrows, pigeons feeding, or by turkey buzzards?
The gall-bladder in man is known to harbor colon and typhoid bacilli, as that of hog-cholera hogs does the virus of this disease.
In many cases of hog-cholera, mixed infections in the lungs and in the intestines are common.
It may be that hog-cholera is epidemic here the year 'round, just as San Jos scale kills all the apple trees.The Adventures Of A Suburbanite
Ellis Parker Butler
Most of the organisms are apparently related to the colon, typhoid or hog-cholera groups.Plague
Thomas Wright Jackson
- the US term for swine fever
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