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Animal diseases: notifiable and non-notifiable diseases

Published: 4 Mar 2019

Specific diseases and current situation in Scotland.

Published:
4 Mar 2019
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

African horse sickness

Horses

African swine fever

Pigs

Anthrax

Cattle and other mammals

Aujeszky’s disease

Pigs and other mammals

Avian influenza (bird flu)

Poultry

Bluetongue

Cattle, sheep and goats

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)

Cattle

Brucellosis (brucella abortus/melitensis)

Cattle, sheep and goats

Chronic wasting disease

Deer

Classical swine fever

Pigs

Contagious agalactia

Sheep and goats

Contagious bovine pleuro-pneumonia

Cattle

Contagious equine metritis

Horses

Contagious epididymitis (brucella ovis)

Sheep and goats

Dourine

Horses

Enzootic bovine leukosis

Cattle

Equine infectious anaemia

Horses

Equine viral arteritis

Horses

Equine viral encephalomyelitis

Horses

Epizootic haemorrhagic disease

Deer

Epizootic lymphangitis

Horses

Foot and mouth disease

Cattle, sheep, pigs and other cloven hooved animals

Glanders and farcy

Horses

Goat plague (PPR)

Sheep and goats

Goat pox

Goats

Lumpy skin disease

Cattle

Newcastle disease

Poultry

Paramyxovirus of pigeons

Pigeons

Porcine epidemic diarrhoea

Pigs

Rabies

Dogs and other mammals

Rift Valley fever

Cattle, sheep and goats

Rinderpest (cattle plague)

Cattle

Scrapie

Sheep and goats

Sheep scab

Sheep

Sheep pox

Sheep

Swine vesicular disease

Pigs

Teschen disease

Pigs

Tuberculosis (bovine TB)

Cattle and deer

Vesicular stomatitis

Cattle, pigs and horses

Warble fly

Cattle, deer and horses

West Nile virus

Horses

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.