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Trichomonosis

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:20 IST
Disease name Trichomonosis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D
Species affected Bovine
Description Bovine venereal trichomonosis is caused by Tritrichomonas foetus, a flagellate protozoan parasite. It is world-wide in distribution and at one time was of major economic importance as a cause of abortion and infertility, especially in dairy cattle. The widespread use of artificial insemination in many areas of the world has contributed to reduced prevalence. Nevertheless, trichomonosis is still of importance in herds or where artificial insemination is not used.
Status in Ireland Absent in cattle
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland No recorded case in decades
DAFM Division Responsible RVL Division
Contact Mícheál Casey SSRO
Legislation
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/information-on-aquatic-and-terrestrial-animal-diseases/
Publications