Is the control program for classical scrapie in Finland (2006-2012) sufficient to show negligible risk according to OIE´s definition?

The purpose of the project was to evaluate if the Finnish control program for classical scrapie has been sufficient to show that the prevalence of classical scrapie during each of the years 2006 - 2012 has been less than 0,1 per cent with a confidence of 95 per cent (OIE´s definition of negligible risk).

For this purpose, the scrapie control program and its realization in the Finnish sheep and goat population was described. The focus of the evaluation was on the surveillance of dead and culled sheep and goats (fallen stock). The conclusion was that the control program for classical scrapie has been sufficient to prove negligible risk. The report constitutes a part of Finland’s application to the European Commission for negligible risk status regarding classical scrapie.

Research group

Tapani Lyytikäinen
Kitty Schulman
Jonna Kyyrö

Timetable

2013 - 2014

Funding

Evira 

Further information

Tapani Lyytikäinen, tapani.lyytikainen@foodauthority.fi
Kitty Schulman, kitty.schulman@foodauthority.fi

Publications 

Schulman, K., Lyytikäinen, T.
Genetic susceptibility for classical scrapie should be considered when designing surveillance programs.Eläinlääkäripäivät 2015, 2 - 4.12.2015 Helsinki. Luentokokoelma 2015, s. 330 - 331.
Kyyrö, J., Schulman K., Lyytikäinen T.
Surveillance of classical scrapie in Finland 2011-2012 – an evaluation of the ages of the tested sheep and goats. 2nd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance, 7.-9.5.2014 Havanna, Cuba. Proceedings, p. P50.
Kyyrö, J., Schulman K., Lyytikäinen T.
Surveillance of classical scrapie in Finland 2011-2012 – an evaluation of the ages of the tested sheep and goats. Eläinlääkäripäivät 3.-5.12.2014, Helsinki. Luentokokoelma, s. 378.
Schulman, K., Kyyrö, J., Lyytikäinen, T.
Is the control program for classical scrapie in Finland (2006-2012) sufficient to show negligible risk? International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance IMED2014, 31.10.-3.11.2014, Wien, Austria. IMED 2014 Final Program, p. 115.
Schulman, K., Kyyrö, J., Lyytikäinen, T.
Is the control program for classical scrapie in Finland (2006-2012) sufficient to show negligible risk? Eläinlääkäripäivät 2014, 3.-5.12.2014 Helsinki. Luentokokoelma, s. 382-383.

Oral presentations

Schulman, K.
Genetic susceptibility for classical scrapie should be considered when designing surveillance programs. SVEPM 2015, Annual Meeting of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, 25. - 27.3.2015 Gent, Belgium.
Schulman, K.
Riittääkö Suomen klassisen scrapien seuranta osoittamaan mitätöntä riskiä?
Ajankohtaista riskinarvioinnista, 16.5.2014 Helsinki.
Schulman, K.
Is the control program for classical scrapie in Finland (2006-2012) sufficient to show negligible risk? 9th Meeting of the ESA Scientific Network on BSE-TSE, 7-8.10.2014 Parma, Italia.