Contagious equine metritis

Last Modified: Mon, 10 Jul 2023 12:00:17 IST
Disease name Contagious equine metritis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D
Species affected Equidae
Description Contagious equine metritis is an inflammatory disease of the proximal and distal reproductive tract of the mare caused by Taylorella equigenitalis, which usually results in temporary infertility. It is a non-systemic infection, the effects of which are restricted to the reproductive tract of the mare.
Status in Ireland Disease Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 2013
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC
S.I. No. 130/2016 - Notification and Control of Diseases affecting Terrestrial Animals (No. 2) Regulations 2016. (
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Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes