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.

Origin of hog cholera

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
Also called swine fever.
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hog cholera


noun

the US term for swine fever
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