Equine viral arteritis,
United Kingdom
Information received on 14/01/2020 from Dr Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Officer, DEFRA, Department for Environment,Food and Rural Affairs , London, United Kingdom
Report type Follow-up report No. 1 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 20/07/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 31/07/2019
Report date 14/01/2020
Date submitted to OIE 14/01/2020
Date event resolved 23/09/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2019
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Equine arteritis virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (31/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (14/01/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The stallion was last bred in March 2018 to mare on same premises; normal foal produced. The stallion has not been used for semen collection for AI or covered any mare since March 2018. The stallion has been castrated,this mitigates the risk of onward spread. The case can now be considered as closed.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Process to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.