Equine piroplasmosis,
Finland
Information received on 31/07/2020 from Dr Taina Aaltonen, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Helsinki, Finland
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 01/06/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 09/06/2020
Report date 31/07/2020
Date submitted to OIE 31/07/2020
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)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
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
  • Screening
  • 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.