noun, Veterinary Pathology.
an infectious viral disease of pigs, characterized by fever, refusal to eat, weight loss, and diarrhoea US term hog cholera
noun, Pathology. 1. a highly contagious form of influenza caused by infection with a filterable virus first isolated from swine. swine flu (swīn) A highly contagious form of influenza seen in swine, caused by a virus of the family Orthomyxoviridae. The infection is communicable to humans and caused a worldwide epidemic in 1918.
noun 1. a person who tends swine. noun 1. (archaic) a person who looks after pigs
- Swine influenza
swine influenza n. A highly contagious form of human influenza caused by a filterable virus identical or related to a virus formerly isolated from infected swine. Also called swine flu.
noun, Veterinary Pathology. 1. hemorrhagic septicemia of hogs, caused by the bacterium Pasteurella suiseptica, characterized by an accompanying infection of pneumonia.