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Dourine

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:28:41 IST
Disease name Dourine
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D
Species affected Equidae
Definition 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
Contact Sally Gaynor SSVI
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/fr/Health_standards/tahm/2.05.03_DOURINE.pdf
Publications