Reportable Animal Diseases

Listed animal diseases must be reported to the State Veterinarian when detected or suspected in Massachusetts animals.

The listed animal diseases must be reported to the State Veterinarian at 617-626-1791 or to the Division of Animal Health at 617-626-1795 when detected or suspected in animals that are in or have recently been exported from Massachusetts. 

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

 

Reporting Priority

  1. Report immediately by telephone to State Veterinarian; confirm in writing or via email
  2. Report by telephone or via email within 24 hours.
  3. Report by telephone, in writing or email within 72 hours.

Reportable Animal Diseases List

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/ Camelids

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 panleukopenia

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

Reporting Other Animal Diseases

Animal practitioners should report excessive outbreaks of other diseases (ringworm, equine coronavirus, rhino, salmonella, etc. that seem to be progressing and which pose a threat to the animal population.

 

MA Reportable Animal Disease List

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