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n.1.(Veter.) An enzoötic, often fatal, disease of sheep and other domestic animals, of unknown cause. It is characterized by muscular tremors and spasms, followed by more or less complete paralysis. The principal lesion is an inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
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Louping ill is a zoonotic disease caused by a neurotropic, single-stranded, 40 to 50-nm RNA virus, which has been classified in the family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus.
Infection with a strain of louping ill virus from Spain was first reported for sheep in the Basque region of northern Spain in 1987.
FRANCE LOUPING D'AINAY is set to warm up for a possible tilt at the Grand National by running over hurdles at Auteuil a week on Sunday and, while the Francois Cottin-trained eight-year-old is unlikely to have regular rider Dean Gallagher in the saddle in France, the jockey is confident of being fit in time for Aintree, writes Desmond Stoneham.
He added: "I hope to be riding again in a couple of weeks at home, then in public by the start of April, so I should be spoton for Louping D'Ainay at Aintree.
The innocent looking moorland plant is thought to be a haven for ticks carrying the dreaded Louping Ill virus.
Estimates suggest that over 85pc of red grouse bitten by a Louping Ill-carrying tick, die within three weeks.
LOUPING D'AINAY, top-weight for the Racing Post Chase at Kempton tomorrow week, is to miss the race, trainer Francois Cottin said yesterday.
Gallagher was a fitting winner of the Prix du President de la Republique, the rider taking the race dubbed France's Grand National aboard the Francois Cottin-trained Louping d'Ainay.