classical swine fever

noun
variants: or classic swine fever

Definition of classical swine fever

: hog cholera classical swine fever breaks out in Europe regularly; in 1997 it forced Dutch authorities to massacre almost 10 million pigs.— Martin Enserink, Science, 23 Mar. 2001 The two biggest animal health concerns are mad cow disease and classic swine fever, also known as hog cholera.State Journal-Register (Springfield, Illinois), 29 Jan. 2009

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“Classical swine fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/classical%20swine%20fever. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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