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Horses

Department of agriculture confirms case of CEM in stallion

Laboratory tests have confirmed a contagious equine metritis infection (CEM) in a non-thoroughbred stallion at a premises in Co Galway.

THE DEPARTMENT OF Agriculture has confirmed a case of contagious equine metritis infection (CEM) in a non-thoroughbred stallion  at a premises in Co Galway.

The Department said that a routine pre-breeding testing uncovered a positive result for the organism that causes CEM in the stallion, although the horse had not been displaying any clinical signs of the disease.  The same animal had tested negative for the past three years.

Another stallion on the premises, also a non-thoroughbred, has been tested for CEM with negative results.

The Department says that the premises has been restricted and an investigation is underway.

CEM is a notifiable venereal disease of horses in Ireland, which was last detected in the country in 1982.  There is no evidence that CEM affects humans.

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