The Regional Veterinary Laboratories (RVLs) of the DAFM are engaged in primarily scanning (passive) surveillance by gathering data from post-mortem and clinical sample submissions. Analysis of this unique data provides an insight into the changing trends of disease incidence and the causes of mortality on Irish farms, thereby informing decision-making relevant to disease control at a national level.

The tables and charts are generated with test results and post-mortem diagnoses from voluntary submissions of material (carcasses and clinical samples) to the RVLs by farmers through their private veterinary practitioners.

More chapters regarding other diseases and species will be added to this webpage during the next few weeks.