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Pulmonary adenomatosis

Last Modified: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:33:43 IST
Disease name Pulmonary adenomatosis
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 Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health. RVL Division
Contact
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/2.07.10_OPA.pdf
Publications