Contagious equine metritis,
Information received on 16/04/2020 from Dr Hanne Larsen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Environment and Food , Glostrup, Denmark
Report type Follow-up report No. 1 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 16/12/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 18/12/2019
Report date 16/04/2020
Date submitted to OIE 16/04/2020
Date event resolved 20/02/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 31/10/2019
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 (19/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (16/04/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments No new cases of CEM has been detected in Denmark since 18 December 2019. The official restrictions were lifted on 20 February 2020, after the stallion tested negative for T. equigenitalis subsequent to antimicrobial treatment.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • Treatment of affected animals (Antimicrobial treatment)
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Statens Serum Institut (National laboratory) Equidae polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 18/12/2019 Positive
Statens Serum Institut (National laboratory) Equidae polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 20/02/2020 Negative
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.