hog cholera

noun

Definition of hog cholera

:a highly infectious often fatal disease of swine caused by a flavivirus (species Classical swine fever virus of the genus Pestivirus) and characterized by fever, loss of appetite, weakness, erythematous lesions especially in light-skinned animals, and severe leukopenia

First Known Use of hog cholera

1856


Medical Dictionary

hog cholera

noun \ ˈhäg-, ˈhȯg- \

medical Definition of hog cholera

:a highly infectious often fatal disease of swine caused by a flavivirus of the genus Pestivirus (species Classical swine fever virus) and characterized by fever, loss of appetite, weakness, erythematous lesions especially in light-skinned animals, and severe leukopenia called also swine fever; see african swine fever

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