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Reporting a suspected notifiable disease

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  • If you suspect that an animal has a notifiable disease you're legally required to call the States Veterinary Officer on +44 (0) 1534 441600.

You must notify us as notifiable diseases may be passed between animals and people or have a significant economic impact.

If your animal is unwell but you do not suspect a notifiable disease, you should contact your private veterinary surgeon.

Links for each of the diseases below are from GOV.UK, World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) and UK National Bee Unit.

List of notifiable diseases

Disease types Species affected Last confirmed case in  Jersey
AnthraxCattle, sheep and goats, and all other ruminant animals, horses, pigs, dogs and four-footed mammals kept in captivity1966
African horse sicknessHorses, donkeys and zebrasNever
African swine feverPigsNever
Aujeszky's diseasePigs and other mammalsNever
Avian influenzaAll species of birds2022
Avian chlamydiosis (Psittacosis otherwise known as Ornithosis)Birds 2012
BluetongueRuminant animals, cattle, sheep and goatsNever
Bovine spongiform encephalopathyCattle2002
Bovine tuberculosisCattleNever
Bovine viral diarrhoeaCattleNever
Chronic wasting diseaseDeer, moose, or elkNever
Classical swine feverPigs1963
Contagious agalactiaSheep and goatsNever
Contagious epididymitisSheep (rams)Never
Contagious equine metritisHorsesNever
Contagious bovine pleuro-pneumoniaCattleNever
Contagious caprine pleuropneumoniaGoats and sheepNever
Ebola in non-human primatesNon-Human primatesNever
Equine viral encephalomyelitisHorsesNever
Echinococcus multilocularisDogs, foxes and rodentsNever
Enzootic bovine leucosisCattleNever
Epizootic lymphangitisHorsesNever
Epizootic haemorrhagic diseaseDeerNever
Equine infectious anaemia (swamp fever)HorsesNever
Equine viral arteritisHorsesNever
Foot and mouth diseaseCattle, sheep and goats and all other ruminant animals and pigs1981
Hendra virusPteropid fruit bats, horses and other domestic animalsNever
Infection with Batrachochytrium salamandrivoransAmphibiansNever
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis or infectious pustular vulvovaginitisCattleNever
Lumpy skin diseaseCattleNever
Newcastle diseasePoultry1986
Nipah diseasePteropid fruit bats, pigs and other domestic animalsNever
Monkey poxRodents and foxesNever
Paramyxovirus infectionPigeons2022
Peste des petits ruminants (goat plague)Goats and sheep Never
Porcine epidemic diarrhoeaPigsNever
RabiesAny animal that are mammals (not human)
Rabies in batsBatsNever
Rift valley feverCattle, sheep and goatsNever
Rinderpest virusCattle


The rinderpest virus was eradicated worldwide in 2011

ScrapieSheep and goatsNever
Sheep and goat poxSheep and goats Never
Sheep scabSheepNever
Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)Camels, cattle, buffalos, donkeys, llamas, mules, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and catsNever
Swine influenzaPigsNever
Swine vesicular diseasePigsNever
Teschen diseasePigsNever
TrichinellosisPigs and horsesNever
Vesicular stomatitisCattle, pigs and horsesNever
West Nile Fever HorsesNever
Honey bee diseases and pests
American foulbroodHoney bees2021
European foulbroodHoney beesNever
Small hive beetleHoney beesNever
Tropilaelaps mite (any species)Honey beesNever

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