Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/infectious pustular vulvovaginitis

Last Modified: Fri, 23 Jun 2023 10:09:44 IST
Disease name Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/infectious pustular vulvovaginitis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, C
Species affected Bovine
Description Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/infectious pustular vulvovaginitis (IBR/IPV), caused by bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1), is a disease of domestic and wild cattle. It can manifest in different ways depending on the area it is transmitted to. In all cases the animal shows non-specific clinical signs including fever, depression, inappetence, abortion and milk drop. Along with this if the virus infects the respiratory tract predominantly it manifests as a mucopurulent discharge, reddening of the muzzle and conjunctivitis. If transmitted to the genital tract it results in either pustular vulvovaginitis or inflammation of the glans penis and prepuce.
Status in Ireland Present
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland N/A
DAFM Division Responsible AHICD

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

Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 (

Link to relevant external website
IBR - Animal Health Ireland
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes