Contagious equine metritis,
Information received on 11/07/2019 from Dr Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Glostrup, Denmark
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 02/07/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 10/07/2019
Report date 11/07/2019
Date submitted to OIE 11/07/2019
Date event resolved 31/10/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 03/2009
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Taylorella equigenitalis
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (11/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (08/11/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Gręsted, Gribskov, East
Date of start of the outbreak 02/07/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (31/10/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 1 1 0 0 0
Affected population Stallion used for breeding, no clinical signs observed. Samples were collected on 4 July 2019, and Taylorella equigenitalis was detected on 10 July 2019. Official restrictions were imposed on the stallion on 12 July 2019. The stallion was subsequently subject for antimicrobial treatment. On 31st of October, the stallion tested negative for T. equigenitalis and the restrictions were lifted.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 1 1 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Equidae 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • Treatment of affected animals ( Antimicrobial treatment)
Measures to be applied
  • Quarantine
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations