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Enzootic abortion of ewes (ovine chlamydiosis)

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:49 IST
Disease name Enzootic abortion of ewes (ovine chlamydiosis)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Ovine
Description Ovine chlamydiosis, also known as enzootic abortion of ewes (EAE) or ovine enzootic abortion (OEA), is caused by the bacterium Chlamydophila abortus. Chlamydial abortion typically occurs in the last 2¿3 weeks of pregnancy with the appearance of stillborn lambs and inflamed placentas. However, infection can also result in the delivery of full-term stillborn lambs or weak lambs that do not survive longer than 48 hours.
Status in Ireland Present
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Not applicable
DAFM Division Responsible RVL Division
Contact Mícheál Casey SSRO
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/index.php?id=169&L=0&htmfile=chapitre_chlamydophila_abortus.htm
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