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Equine infectious anaemia
Equine infectious anaemia or “swamp fever” is a viral disease of horses, mules and donkeys. It is a notifiable disease.
Lumpy skin disease
Lumpy skin disease is a notifiable animal disease spread by a virus, which affects cattle.
Newcastle disease is a highly contagious viral disease of birds. It is a notifiable disease.
You must report these major livestock diseases.
Rabies is a fatal viral disease of the nervous system. It is a notifiable disease.
African swine fever
African swine fever is a viral infection of domestic and feral pigs (wild boar). It is a notifiable disease.
Swine vesicular disease
Swine Vesicular Disease is a contagious viral disease of pigs. It is a notifiable disease.
African horse sickness
African horse sickness is a fatal disease. It affects horses, mules, donkeys and zebras. It is a notifiable disease.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)
Also known as “Mad Cow disease”, this fatal disease can be transmitted to humans. BSE is a notifiable disease.
Aujeszky’s disease (pseudorabies) is a disease primarily of pigs, which can be passed on to other species. It is a notifiable disease.
Chronic wasting disease
Chronic wasting disease is an infectious disease of cervids (deer, elk and moose). It is a notifiable disease.
Avian influenza (bird flu)
Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral disease. It affects the respiratory, digestive or nervous system of many species of birds.
West Nile virus
West Nile Virus is a zoonotic disease which can affect birds, horses and humans. It is a notifiable disease.
Foot and mouth disease
Foot and mouth disease is a notifiable viral disease. It affects cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and other cloven-hoofed animals.
Avian influenza (bird flu): latest update
The risk to your poultry and kept birds.
Bluetongue is a notifiable insect-borne viral disease.
African swine fever: latest update
The risk to your pigs.
Classical swine fever
Classical swine fever (CSF) is a highly contagious viral pig disease. It is a notifiable disease.
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