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Animal health surveillance refers to the collection, processing and dissemination of animal health and disease information. Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is committed to high quality animal health surveillance, to protect and enhance Ireland’s superior animal health status.

Sheep Ireland Scrapie Genotypes DAFM Approval

A genotyping service provided via Sheep Ireland has now been approved by DAFM for generating scrapie results.

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Lamb liver fluke antibody test results Nov 2019

Update on the testing results of slaughtered lambs.

 

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Update on Avian Influenza in France

Earlier this Oct, the French authorities confirmed an outbreak of Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza.

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DAFM has been testing slaughtered lambs to detect the timing and spread of exposure to liver fluke.

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The Regional Veterinary Laboratories (RVLs) have recorded positive blood test results for besnoitiosis in counties Cork and Kilkenny in recent months.

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Recent cases detected in the Regional Veterinary Laboratories (RVLs) suggest that the level of pasture contamination with parasites is high.

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