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Canine Brucellosis outbreak in Southern Ireland

05 May

With less than a month to go until the Irish Kennel Club hosted European Winners Show in Dublin an outbreak of Canine Brucellosis has been announced in Southern Ireland. This is a notifiable disease and a zoonosis (can be caught by humans). By current EU law if an outbreak is confirmed, rather than an isolated case, the worst case scenario would see an embargo on all movement of dogs in and out of the country. Even the best case scenario, if such an outbreak is confirmed, could see an instant imposing of no canine movement without up to date vaccination.

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Posted by on May 5, 2009 in Dog Shows, General dog things

 

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One response to “Canine Brucellosis outbreak in Southern Ireland

  1. Sue

    May 5, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Last I heard there was no vaccine for this.

    Hopefully it will be a wake up call for the puppy farm situation in Ireland and I hope that animal movements from the premises are restriced.

     
 
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