Assessment of listing and categorisation of animal diseases within the framework of the Animal Health Law (Regulation (EU) No 2016/429): contagious caprine pleuropneumonia

EFSA Panel on Animal Health, Welfare (AHAW), Simon More, Anette Bøtner, Andrew Butterworth, Paolo Calistri, Klaus Depner, Sandra Edwards, Bruno Garin-Bastuji, Margaret Good, Christian Gortázar Schmidt, Virginie Michel, Miguel Angel Miranda, Søren Saxmose Nielsen, Mohan Raj, Liisa Sihvonen, Hans Spoolder, Jan Arend Stegeman, Hans-Hermann Thulke, Antonio VelardePreben Willeberg, Christoph Winckler, Francesca Baldinelli, Alessandro Broglia, Denise Candiani, Beatriz Beltrán-Beck, Lisa Kohnle, Dominique Bicout

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Infestation with Varroa spp. (varroosis) has been assessed according to the criteria of the Animal
Health Law (AHL), in particular criteria of Article 7 on disease profile and impacts, Article 5 on the
eligibility of varroosis to be listed, Article 9 for the categorisation of varroosis according to disease
prevention and control rules as in Annex IV and Article 8 on the list of animal species related to
varroosis. The assessment has been performed following a methodology composed of information
collection and compilation, expert judgement on each criterion at individual and, if no consensus was reached before, also at collective level. The output is composed of the categorical answer, and for the questions where no consensus was reached, the different supporting views are reported. Details on the methodology used for this assessment are explained in a separate opinion. According to the assessment performed, it is inconclusive whether varroosis can be considered eligible to be listed for Union intervention as laid down in Article 5(3) of the AHL because there was no full consensus on the criterion 5 A(v). Consequently, the assessment on compliance of varroosis with the criteria as in Annex IV to the AHL, for the application of the disease prevention and control rules referred to in Article 9(1), and which animal species can be considered to be listed for varroosis according to Article 8(3) are also inconclusive.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e04996-n/a
JournalEFSA Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2017

Bibliographical note



  • contagious caprine pleuropneumonia, CCPP, Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae, Mccp, Animal Health Law, listing, categorisation, impact


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