hog cholera


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hog cholera:

see classical swine feverclassical swine fever
or hog cholera,
acute, highly infectious viral disease of swine, historically perhaps the most serious disease of swine in North America.
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hog cholera

[′häg ‚käl·ə·rə]
(veterinary medicine)
A fatal infectious virus disease of swine characterized by fever, diarrhea, and inflammation and ulceration of the intestine; secondary infection by Salmonella cholerae suis is common. Also known as African swine fever.
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The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said Friday it has banned imports of pork and processed pork products from Spain in response to reports of an outbreak of hog cholera there.
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