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Lamb liver fluke antibody test results - July

Since 2015, from June to December, DAFM has taken lamb blood samples in factories from a proportion of flocks at the time of slaughter.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Haemonchus contortus, Kilkenny, May 2019

Haemonchus contortus or “barber’s pole worm” has been diagnosed as the cause of death of a four year old ewe in Kilkenny Regional Veterinary Laboratory.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Exotic diseases in UK, May 2019

In recent weeks, vets and scientists in the UK have made interesting but worrying discoveries in the field of animal health.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Scrapie statistics Ireland, 2001 - 2018

Information on the number of scrapie cases between the years 2001 and 2018

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Update on parasite conditions - April 2019

Lungworms have been observed for the first time this grazing season by vets working in a laboratory operated by the DAFM in the last week of April.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Botulism cases in Ireland, 2015-2018

Botulism has been described in most animal species. Death is caused by ingesting material contaminated by a toxin which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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