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swine fever

noun, Veterinary Pathology.
Origin of swine fever
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It'll be a sad day for you, Mrs. Bateson, when swine fever comes into the district.

    The Farringdons Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
  • This led to the general belief that swine fever was not necessarily infectious.

    The Pig Sanders Spencer
  • In 1882 Pasteur's attention was called to a new disease, swine fever (rouget), which was ravaging the herds of swine in France.

  • It is thus we battle with lung disease in bullocks, swine fever and glandered horses.

  • He indicated that the outlook was brightening; but swine fever was far more serious.

  • The post mortem shows distinctive differences from those of swine fever.

    The Pig Sanders Spencer
  • Or is the field suffering from swine fever, of which they are the outward manifestation?

British Dictionary definitions for swine fever

swine fever

an infectious viral disease of pigs, characterized by fever, refusal to eat, weight loss, and diarrhoea US term hog cholera
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