Pullorum disease

Last Modified: Mon, 26 Jun 2023 14:28:23 IST
Disease name Pullorum disease
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D
Species affected Avian
Description Pullorum disease of chickens, turkeys and other poultry is a bacterial infection caused by Salmonella pullorum. It can cause diarrhoea, weakness and high mortality, especially in young birds.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Unknown. No recorded cases in records going back to 1996.
DAFM Division Responsible VPHPPH
Contact pigandpoultryhealth@agriculture.gov.ie
S.I. No. 130/2016 - Notification and Control of Diseases affecting Terrestrial Animals (No. 2) Regulations 2016. (irishstatutebook.ie)
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes
WOAH Link https://www.woah.org/en/disease/pullorum-disease/