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Animal diseases: notifiable and non-notifiable diseases

Published: 29 Oct 2018

Specific diseases and current situation in Scotland.

Published:
29 Oct 2018
Animal diseases: notifiable and non-notifiable diseases

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.

 

Notifiable disease

Species affected

Last occurred in GB

African horse sickness

Horses

Never

African swine fever

Pigs

Never

Anthrax

Cattle and other mammals

Present

Aujeszky’s disease

Pigs and other mammals

1989

Avian influenza (bird flu)

Poultry

2016

Bluetongue

Cattle, sheep and goats

2007

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)

Cattle

Present

Brucellosis (brucella abortus/melitensis)

Cattle, sheep and goats

2004

Chronic wasting disease

Deer

Never

Classical swine fever

Pigs

2000

Contagious agalactia

Sheep and goats

Never

Contagious bovine pleuro-pneumonia

Cattle

1898

Contagious equine metritis

Horses

2012

Contagious epididymitis (brucella ovis)

Sheep and goats

Never

Dourine

Horses

Never

Enzootic bovine leukosis

Cattle

1996

Equine infectious anaemia

Horses

2012

Equine viral arteritis

Horses

2010

Equine viral encephalomyelitis

Horses

Never

Epizootic haemorrhagic disease

Deer

Never

Epizootic lymphangitis

Horses

1906

Foot and mouth disease

Cattle, sheep, pigs and other cloven hooved animals

2007

Glanders and farcy

Horses

1928

Goat plague (PPR)

Sheep and goats

Never

Goat pox

Goats

Never

Lumpy skin disease

Cattle

Never

Newcastle disease

Poultry

2006

Paramyxovirus of pigeons

Pigeons

Present

Porcine epidemic diarrhoea

Pigs

2002

Rabies

Dogs and other mammals

2006

Rift Valley fever

Cattle, sheep and goats

Never

Rinderpest (cattle plague)

Cattle

1877

Scrapie

Sheep and goats

Present

Sheep scab

Sheep

Present

Sheep pox

Sheep

1866

Swine vesicular disease

Pigs

1982

Teschen disease

Pigs

Never

Tuberculosis (bovine TB)

Cattle and deer

Present

Vesicular stomatitis

Cattle, pigs and horses

Never

Warble fly

Cattle, deer and horses

1990

West Nile virus

Horses

Never

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 

Non-notifiable disease

Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD)

Foul brood

Johne’s disease

Salmonella

Schmallenberg

Small hive beetle

Swine influenza (swine flu)

Tropilaelaps

 

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.