Hog Cholera is an infectious disease of swine characterized by a high fever and more or less extensive congestion and hemorrhages of the lymphatic glands, the intestines, kidneys, lungs, spleen, heart and liver. Various other names have been applied to this disease, such as pig typhoid, swine fever, pneumo-enteritis, blue disease, etc., but it is most frequently referred to as hog cholera. The annual loss of pigs from this disease in the United States amounts to thousands of dollars and its ravages are a constant source of discouragement to breeders of pure-bred stock as well as those who make a special business of feeding hogs for the market. It is-impossible to determine the extent of the disease in South Dakota; and while in general the disease is confined to the southeastern portion of the state, yet outbreaks have been reported in various other sectors of the state, including the most northern counties.
hog cholera, swine cholera, swine fever, Blue disease, swine diseases
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Moore, E.L. and Kelly, T.B., "Hog Cholera" (1912). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 138.