Contagious equine metritis,
Information received on 31/08/2020 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. 2
Date of start of the event 24/06/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 30/06/2020
Report date 31/08/2020
Date submitted to OIE 31/08/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 20/02/2020
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 (02/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (30/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (31/08/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Them, Silkeborg, West
Date of start of the outbreak 09/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (04/08/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 1 0 0 0
Affected population Stallion used for breeding, no clinical signs observed. Samples were collected on 9 July 2020, and Taylorella equigenitalis was detected on 30 July 2020. Official restrictions were imposed on the stallion on 30 July 2020. The stallion was subsequently subject for antimicrobial treatment. On 4 August 2020, the restrictions were lifted after the stallion tested negative for T. equigenitalis.
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 Official restrictions are imposed on infected stallions. The official restrictions include antimicrobial treatment. The stallions must subsequently be tested negative for T. equigenitalis.
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
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations