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Last Modified: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:50:09 GMT
Disease name
Species affected
Dourine is an acute or chronic and contagious disease of breeding equids that is transmitted directly from animal to animal during coitus. Dourine is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma equiperdum (subgenus Trypanozoon, Salivarian section). Infections may result in genital tract oedema, mucopurulent discharges and abortion; with some horses displaying pathognomonic ¿silver dollar plaques¿ skin lesions.
Status in Ireland
Disease absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible
NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Sally Gaynor SSVI
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