Caprine arthritis/encephalitis

Last Modified: Tue, 21 Nov 2023 10:41:12 GMT
Disease name Caprine arthritis/encephalitis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Caprine
Description Maedi-visna (MV) and caprine arthritis-encephalitis (CAE) are persistent lentivirus infections of sheep and goats and are often grouped together as the small ruminant lentiviruses (SRLVs).
Status in Ireland Domestic - Infection Wild - No Information
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Not applicable
DAFM Division Responsible Ruminant Animal Health/ERAD Division

S.I. No. 130/2016 - Notification and Control of Diseases affecting Terrestrial Animals (No. 2) Regulations 2016. (

Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes