This list of reportable animal diseases has been updated (June 2007) to address concerns regarding the potential use of biological agents as weapons that could affect animal and human health, as well as the food supply.

Diseases marked with an asterisk (*) must also be reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health at 617-983-6800 within 24 hours of suspicion or diagnosis (300 CMR 140).

Reporting Priorities:

  1. Report immediately by telephone, confirm in writing.
  2. Report in writing or by telephone within 24 hours.
  3. Report in writing or by telephone within 5 days.

Disease

Species Affected

Priority

Actinomycosis

Bovine

2

African Swine Fever

Porcine

1

Anaplasmosis

Bovine

1

Anthrax *

All

1

Avian Influenza

Avian

1

Babesiasis (Piroplasmosis)

All

1

Blackleg

Bovine

2

Bluetongue

Bovine/Ovine/Llama

1

Botulism (Clostridium botulinum)

All

1

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

Bovine

1

Bovine Viral Diarrhea

Bovine

1

Brucellosis

All Species

2

Canine Distemper

All

2

Canine Influenza

Canine

1

Canine Parvovirus

All

2

Chronic Wasting Disease

Cervid

1

Contagious Ecthyma

Ovine

3

Contagious Equine Metritis

Equine

1

Eastern Equine Encephalitis *

Equine

1

Encephalomyelitis (All)

Equine/Avian

1

Equine Herpes Virus – 1

Equine

1

Equine Infectious Anemia

Equine

1

Equine Viral Arteritis

Equine

2

Erysipelas

Porcine

2

Feline calicivirus

Feline

2

Feline panleukepenia

Feline

2

Foot and Mouth Disease

All

1

Fowl Plague (Cholera)

Avian

2

Glanders

Equine

1

Hog Cholera

Porcine

1

Infectious Laryngotracheitis

Avian

3

Leptospirosis

All Species

3

Listeriosis

Bovine/Ovine

2

Mange, All Types

Ovine

2

Sarcoptic, Psoroptic

Bovine

2

Sarcoptic

Porcine

2

Newcastle Disease including VVND

Avian

1

Paratuberculosis (Johnes)

Bovine

2

Plague (Yersinia pestis) *

All

1

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv)

Porcine

1

Porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV)

Porcine

1

Potomac Fever

Equine

2

Pseudorabies

All

1

Psittacosis

Pet Birds

2

Pullorum

Avian

2

Q Fever (Coxiella burnetti)

All

1

Rabies

All

1

Rinderpest

All

1

Scrapie

Caprine/Ovine

1

Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease = PEDv and PDCoV

Porcine

1

Strep equi (Strangles)

Equine

1

Swine Influenza

Porcine

2

Tuberculosis

All

1

Tularemia (Francicella tularensis)

All

1

Vesicular Exanthema

All

1

Vesicular Stomatitis

All

1

Viral Abortion

Ovine

2

Viral Encephalities

Equine

1

Viral Enteritis

Avian (Ducks)

2

West Nile Virus *

Equine

1

 

Extensive outbreaks of other infectious diseases that seem to be progressing such as ringworm, rhino, strangles, salmonella, etc., should be reported when in the opinion of the practitioner such diseases a threat to the animal population.