classical swine fever

noun
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classic swine fever

Definition of classical swine fever

  1. :  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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