Which diseases of sheep and goats are reportable?

Agricultural Disaster Preparedness and Recovery, Goats July 08, 2010 Print Friendly and PDF
According to the USDA’s National Animal Health Reporting System (www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/disease_status.htm#sheep), the following sheep and/or goat diseases are reportable to state and/or federal animal health authorities. Individual states may require additional diseases to be reported, and additional diseases may be added to this list at any time. Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) Vesicular stomatitis (VS) Rinderpest Peste des petits ruminants Rift Valley fever Bluetongue Sheep pox and goat pox Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) Aujesky's disease (Pseudorabies) Echinococcosis/hydatidosis Heartwater (Cowdria ruminantium) Leptospirosis Q fever (Coxiella burnetti) Rabies Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease - Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis) New World screwworm (Chrysomyia hominivorax) Old World screwworm (Chrysomyia bezziana) Bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) Theileriasis (Theileria annulata, T. parva) Ovine epididymitis (Brucella ovis infection) Caprine arthritis / encephalitis (CAE) Contagious agalactia (Mycoplasma agalactiae, M. capricolum capricolum, M. putrefaciens, M. mycoides mycoides, M. mycoides mycoides LC) Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (Mycoplasma capricolum capripneumoniae) Enzootic abortion of ewes (Ovine psittacosis, Chlamydia psittaci) Nairobi sheep disease Salmonellosis (Salmonella abortus ovis) Scrapie Maedi-visna/ovine progressive pneumonia Tularemia (Francisella tularensis) Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever West Nile fever Brucellosis (B. melitensis) For additional information on reportable animal diseases, search for FAQs and articles by animal group (swine, horses, poultry, cattle, sheep, and goats) or by specific disease.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.