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Animal diseases: notifiable and non-notifiable diseases

Specific diseases and current situation in Scotland.


Introduction

This is an index of information and guidance on specific animal diseases, whether they fall into the notifiable or non-notifiable category and the latest information on any outbreaks in Scotland.

Animal health and welfare policy is fully devolved to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers are responsible for the policy response to any exotic notifiable animal disease.

Notifiable diseases

Notifiable diseases are diseases named in section 88 of the Animal Health Act 1981 or an Order made under that Act.

If you suspect signs of any notifiable diseases, you must immediately notify your Scotland: field service local office at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). Failure to do so is an offence.

Non-notifiable diseases

Contact

Scottish Government
Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate
Animal Health and Welfare Division
Saughton House
Edinburgh

If you suspect signs of any notifiable diseases, you must immediately notify your Scotland: field service local office at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).
Failure to do so is an offence.