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Disease name Dourine
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D
Species affected Equidae
Description Dourine is an acute or chronic contagious disease of breeding equids caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma equiperdum. The disease is transmitted directly from animal to animal during breeding or rarely from mare to foal. Infections may result in genital tract oedema, mucopurulent discharges and abortion; with some horses displaying pathognomonic “silver dollar plaques” skin lesions.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Unknown
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC
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