noun Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
Also called infectious anemia of horses. an equine viral disease characterized by weakness and recurring fever, transmitted by contaminated food and water.
Origin of swamp fever
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for swamp fever
Historical Examples of swamp fever
Watson's "cub pilot" he was, on the sick list, thin and weak with swamp-fever.
It was Barrett's fault the job wasn't a clean one, an' now he picks me out to get the swamp-fever.
The endemic diseases of the islands are swamp-fever, diarrhœa, beri-beri, and typhoid.
British Dictionary definitions for swamp fever
Also called: equine infectious anaemia a viral disease of horses characterized by recurring fever, staggering gait, and general debility
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