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Ovine pulmonary adenomatosis (Jaagsiekte

Last Modified: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:30:08 IST
Disease name
Ovine pulmonary adenomatosis (Jaagsiekte
Species affected
Ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA), also known as ovine pulmonary adenomatosis and jaagsiekte, is a contagious tumour of sheep and, rarely, of goats. It is a progressive respiratory disease, principally affecting adult animals. The disease occurs in many regions of the world. A betaretrovirus (jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus: JSRV), distinct from the non-oncogenic ovine lentiviruses, has been shown to cause the disease.
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible
RVL Division
Micheál Casey SSRO
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