Ovine epididymitis (Brucella ovis)

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Disease name Ovine epididymitis (Brucella ovis)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D
Species affected Ovine
Description Brucella ovis produces a clinical or subclinical disease in sheep that is characterised by genital lesions in rams, and placentitis in ewes. Accordingly, the main consequences of the disease are reduced fertility in rams, infrequent abortions in ewes, and an increased perinatal mortality.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible Ruminant Animal Health/ERAD Division
Contact erad@agriculture.gov.ie
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130/made/en/
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/information-on-aquatic-and-terrestrial-animal-diseases/