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Pulmonary adenomatosis

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:31 IST
Disease name Pulmonary adenomatosis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Ovine
Description Ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA), also known as ovine pulmonary adenomatosis and jaagsiekte, is a contagious tumour of sheep and, rarely, of goats. It is a progressive respiratory disease, principally affecting adult animals. The disease occurs in many regions of the world. A betaretrovirus (jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus: JSRV), distinct from the non-oncogenic ovine lentiviruses, has been shown to cause the disease.
Status in Ireland Present
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Not applicable
DAFM Division Responsible RVL Division
Contact Mícheál Casey SSRO
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed No
OIE Link