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 EnserinkScience23 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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