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The European Union Reference Laboratory organises Proficiency Tests (PTs) on detection and typing of Foot-and-Mouth disease virus in accordance with Council Directive 2003/85/EC and Regulation (EU) No 2017/625.

PT panels for FMDV and SVDV detection are established for virus isolation, RT-PCR, Antigen-ELISA and VP1 sequencing. PT panels for FMD antibody detection are established for FMDV NSP antibodies, FMDV SP antibodies and SVDV antibodies detection by ELISAs or/and virus neutralisation test.

The proficiency test (PT) for FMD virus and SVD virus and antibody detection is organised annually. All EU national reference laboratories (NRLs) and other official laboratories of the network are invited to participate.

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The European Union Reference Laboratory yearly organizes a workshop, especially intended for the EU national reference laboratories (NRLs) and other official laboratories of the network.

The purpose of these workshops is to inform the participants about the activities of the EURL, to present and discuss the results of the PT, to present and discuss scientific research projects and to exchange information on EU legislation, methods and other relevant subjects.

 Registration to the next workshop

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The EURL for FMD, among other missions, gathers data and information on the methods of diagnosis and differential diagnosis used in the different National Laboratories.

A list of methods inspired by the OIE official methods is available on this website.

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The EURL for FMD supports the functions of National Laboratories by storing and supplying reagents and materials for use in diagnosis of foot-and-mouth disease such as virus and/or inactivated antigens, standardised sera, cell lines and other reference reagents.

A list of reagents and material is available on this website.

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Foot-and-Mouth disease
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Réactifs disponibles et matériaux de référence
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Available reagents and reference materials
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The European Union Reference Laboratory organizes each year trainings specifically intended for the EU national reference laboratories (NRLs) and other official laboratories of the network.

The purpose of these sessions is to implement the further training of experts in laboratory diagnosis with the goal to harmonize the diagnostic techniques at the European and International levels.

Registration to the next training

WRL - The Pirbright Institute

List of Foot-and-mouth disease reagents available at the WRL the Pirbright Institute can be found here.

Workshop suggestions

Workshop suggestions


EURL is open to suggestions regarding the futur workshop. Please use the form below to send us your suggestions.

Please, be aware that workshop topics should be of general interest about foot-and-mouth disease.

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Workshop 2020 - 26th-27th November - online

Annual Workshop of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

From 26 November 2020 to 27 November 2020


The EURL for FMD team is honored to invite their European colleagues to the 2020 FMD Workshop that will be held as an online webinar on the 26th-27th of November.
Please find the program here.

The EURL team remains at your disposal for any further information.


2020 EURL PT

From 01 July 2020 to 31 October 2020

The 2020 EURL PT has started and is in progress. Please, join your results in the Leila website : “ANSES_LSAn_20_05_EURL_FMDV_PT”

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Registration closed : 29 february 2020

OIE Terrestrial Manual of FMD 2018


Find this document here.


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This document is a list of the official method for diagnosis of foot-and-mouth disease.

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