Equine infectious anaemia,
Information received on 10/07/2017 from Mr Hans Wyss, Chief Veterinary Officer, Schwarzenburgstrasse 161, Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, LIEBEFELD BERNE, Switzerland
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 05/07/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 07/07/2017
Report date 10/07/2017
Date submitted to OIE 10/07/2017
Date event resolved 17/10/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 1991
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Equine infectious anemia virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (10/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (17/10/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (EIA_2017_1) Mülligen, Mülligen, Brugg, Aargau
Date of start of the outbreak 05/07/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (17/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 64 1 0 1 0
Affected population Private horse holding
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 64 1 0 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Equidae 1.56% 0.00% 0.00% 1.56%
*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 13-years-old, clinically healthy, horse has been detected in the frame of self-control measures. It has been imported to Switzerland in 2014 with a passport issued in Belgium. The horse has been euthanized and sampled for further investigations, after the positive Coggin's test of July 7th following official sampling. The remaining horses of the holding all tested negative on private sampling; the results of the official testing are pending.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Zoning
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection
  • Traceability
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Institute for virology and immunology IVI, Bern (National laboratory) Equidae 07/07/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations