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Ovine pulmonary adenomatosis (Jaagsiekte

Last Modified: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:30:08 IST
Disease name Ovine pulmonary adenomatosis (Jaagsiekte
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Ovine
Definition 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
Contact Micheál Casey SSRO
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link