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Brucellosis Suis (Porcine Brucellosis)

Last Modified: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:09:09 GMT
Disease name
Brucellosis Suis (Porcine Brucellosis)
Species affected
Brucellosis in pigs is caused by Brucella suis, a bacterial infection that, after an initial bacteraemia, causes chronic inflammatory lesions in the reproductive organs of both sexes, with occasional localisation and lesions in other tissues. The species Brucella suis consists of five biovars, but the infection in pigs is caused by B. suis biovars 1, 2 or 3.
Status in Ireland
Not Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
Never Recorded
DAFM Division Responsible
Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health
Michael Sheahan SSVI
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