Equine piroplasmosis,
Information received on 24/07/2020 from Dr Taina Aaltonen, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Helsinki, Finland
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 01/06/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 09/06/2020
Report date 24/07/2020
Date submitted to OIE 24/07/2020
Date event resolved 09/06/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 1985
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Babesia caballi, Theileria equi
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (24/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (31/07/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Riihimäki, Etelä-Suomi
Date of start of the outbreak 01/06/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (09/06/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 1 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 1 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Equidae ** ** 0.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The horse has been imported from Portugal approximately two years ago. Positive results for Babesia caballi and Theileria equi were obtained by PCR, and the horse is receiving treatment.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
IDEXX, Germany (Foreign laboratory) Equidae real-time PCR 09/06/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations