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Ovine epididymitis (Brucella ovis)

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:35:40 IST
Disease name Ovine epididymitis (Brucella ovis)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D
Species affected Ovine
Definition Brucella ovis produces a clinical or subclinical disease in sheep that is characterised by genital lesions in rams, and placentitis in ewes. Accordingly, the main consequences of the disease are reduced fertility in rams, infrequent abortions in ewes, and an increased perinatal mortality.
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health
Contact Michael SHEAHAN SSVI
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/50/made/en/print?q=SI+50+2016&=&=
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.07.09_OVINE_EPID.pdf
Publications