Canine Brucellosis-Not a non story!

There have been many requests for a further update on the suspected Canine Brucellosis outbreak in a huge breeding establishment in Southern Ireland. There has even been an accusation that it was a total non story and the reports were just causing trouble. The one thing it isn’t is a “non story”

The two animal welfare societies that initially reported the outbreak stand by their story unfortunately the antiquated Irish Animal Welfare laws then came into play. None of the relevant authorities would take respnsibility for checking further with each saying it was the responsibility of somebody else so it will just disappear into the mists of time.

Canine Brucellosis is a notifiable disease is large parts of the US, Australia and some parts of the EU. In the UK the laboratory isolation of any species of the genus Brucella must be reported (The Zoonoses Order 1989).