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Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:33:51 IST
Disease name Rinderpest
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition Rinderpest, also known of cattle plague, is a highly contagious of cattle and other cloven hoofed animals. Disease causes fever, depression, decreased appetite and ocular & nasal discharges, before the development of severe respiratory, gastro-intestinal and reproductive disease, with many cases resulting in sudden death.
Status in Ireland In 2011, OIE declared rinderpest eradicated worldw
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 1866
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Contact Sally Gaynor SSVI
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link