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Yersinia in Poultry

Last Modified: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:33:35 IST
Disease name Yersinia in Poultry
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Avian
Definition Yarsinia are a group of bacteria that appear rod-like under the microscope and include Yersinia pestis (the cause of the bubonic and pneumonic plague), Yersinia entercolitic a (the cause of a disease called yersinosis), and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis (which causes a condition called mesenteric adenitis, particularly in immunocompromised patients). Both Y. entercolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis have also been implicated in an unusual form of arthritis. Infection with Yersinia bacteria can be treated with antibioti
Status in Ireland Not Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Not present in commercial flocks. Possibly present in wild birds.
DAFM Division Responsible Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health
Contact Michael Sheahan SSVI
Link to relevant external website
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