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Brucellosis Suis (Porcine Brucellosis)

Last Modified: Mon, 28 May 2018 12:08:53 IST
Disease name Brucellosis Suis (Porcine Brucellosis)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable B, D, E
Species affected Swine
Definition 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
Contact Michael Sheahan SSVI
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link