Bovine spongiform encephalopathy,
Information received on 18/09/2015 from Mrs Simona Salamon, Head of Audit, Administration Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, forestry and food, Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for food safety, veterinary sector and plant protection, LJUBLJANA, Slovenia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 16/09/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 16/09/2015
Report date 18/09/2015
Date submitted to OIE 18/09/2015
Date event resolved 29/09/2015
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2007
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Prion
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (18/09/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (29/09/2015)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (1/2015) Adlesici, Novo Mesto
Date of start of the outbreak 16/09/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (29/09/2015)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 2 1 1 1 0
Affected population Bovine spongiform encephalopathy was confirmed in a 12-year-old cow, which died on the farm. The cohort included four animals, three of them were slaughtered in 2005 and 2012 and one animal was still alive and kept in another holding. This animal was killed on 29 September 2015.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 2 1 1 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 50.00% 50.00% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The sample will be sent to the European Union Reference Laboratory, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Weybridge (United Kingdom) for BSE typing.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Traceability
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Stamping out
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Cattle rapid tests 16/09/2015 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Cattle western blot 16/09/2015 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations