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hog cholera

noun, Veterinary Pathology.
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.
Also called swine fever.
Origin of hog cholera
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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hog cholera

the US term for swine fever
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