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Salmonellosis (S. abortusovis)

Last Modified: Thu, 17 May 2018 10:00:18 IST
Disease name Salmonellosis (S. abortusovis)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Ovine
Definition Salmonella Abortusovis primarily infects sheep. Infections can cause abortion storms when the organism is newly introduced into a flock; where this organism is endemic, sporadic abortions occur in young and newly introduced animals. Economic losses result mainly from abortions, stillbirths, and illness in lambs infected at birth. Occasionally, ewes develop metritis and septicemia. Salmonella Abortusovis is adapted to sheep and considered to be host specific; however (The Centre for food safety and Public Health. Iowa State University)
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 Michael Sheahan SSVI/Mícheál Casey SSRO
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link