Last Modified: Thu, 22 Jun 2023 14:23:36 IST
Disease name Theileriosis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Theileriae are obligate intracellular protozoan parasites that infect both wild and domestic Bovidae throughout much of the world. Some species (e.g. Theileria lestoquardi and T. ovis) also infect small ruminants They are transmitted by ixodid ticks, and have complex life cycles in both vertebrate and invertebrate hosts. There are a number of Theileria spp. that infect cattle; the two most pathogenic and economically important being T. parva and T. annulata.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible Bacteriology/ Parasitology
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
WOAH Listed Yes