hog-cholera

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:
1855–60, Americanism

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hog cholera
 
n
the US term for swine fever

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