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Enzootic abortion of ewes (ovine chlamydiosis)

Last Modified: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:33:50 IST
Disease name
Enzootic abortion of ewes (ovine chlamydiosis)
Species affected
Ovine chlamydiosis, also known as enzootic abortion of ewes (EAE) or ovine enzootic abortion (OEA), is caused by the bacterium Chlamydophila abortus. Chlamydial abortion typically occurs in the last 2¿3 weeks of pregnancy with the appearance of stillborn lambs and inflamed placentas. However, infection can also result in the delivery of full-term stillborn lambs or weak lambs that do not survive longer than 48 hours.
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible
RVL Division
Micheál Casey SSRO
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