Rinderpest (cattle plague)

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Disease name Rinderpest (cattle plague)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Rinderpest, also known of cattle plague, is a highly contagious of cattle and other cloven hoofed animals. Disease causes fever, depression, decreased appetite and ocular & nasal discharges, before the development of severe respiratory, gastro-intestinal and reproductive disease, with many cases resulting in sudden death.
Status in Ireland Absent - OIE declared eradicated worldwide 2011
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 1866
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Contact ndcc@agriculture.gov.ie
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130
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/