louping ill

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loup·ing ill

 (lou′pĭng, lō′-)
An infectious neurological disease chiefly of sheep, caused by a flavivirus that is transmitted by the sheep tick. It is characterized by a jerky, hopping gait and often prolonged trembling.

[From Scots loup, to leap, from Middle English lopen; see lope.]
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louping ill

(ˈlaʊpɪŋ; ˈləʊ-)
(Veterinary Science) a viral disease of sheep causing muscular twitching and partial paralysis: transmitted by the bite of an infected tick (Ixodes ricinus)
[C18 louping, from loup2]
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To investigate whether the newly detected virus emerged in 2016 or was present previously, we examined archived cases from sheep in England with nonsuppurative encephalomyelitis oriented on gray matter that had tested negative for Louping ill virus by immunohistochemistry.
[1], which have proposed an epidemic dynamics of Louping ill virus in red grouse (the viremic host) and hares (the nonviremic host) in the following form:
The innocent looking moorland plant is thought to be a haven for ticks carrying the dreaded Louping Ill virus.
The grouse been struck down by a triple whammy of birdie bugs - louping ill, strongylosis and blastocystis.
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This means a greater risk from dangerous tick-borne diseases such as Lyme's disease and Louping ill.
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.
He will talk about the tick's biology and diseases spread by the parasite, particularly louping ill. Mr Colston will concentrate on the other diseases that ticks can transmit to domestic animals.