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Reporting a suspected notifiable disease

​If you suspect an animal has a notifiable disease it is a legal requirement that you inform the States Veterinary Officer.

It is very important to do this as these diseases may be passed between animals and people, or they may have a significant economic impact.

If your animal is unwell but you don't suspect a notifiable disease, you should contact your private veterinary surgeon.

List of notifiable diseases

Animal diseasesSpecies in which the disease is notifiableLast confirmed in Jersey
AnthraxCattle, sheep and goats, and all other ruminating 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 birdsUnknown
BluetongueRuminating animals, cattle, sheep and goatsNever
Bovine spongiform encephalopathyCattle2002
Bovine tuberculosisCattleUnknown
Bovine viral diarrhoeaCattleUnknown
Chronic wasting diseaseDeer and moose / elkNever
Classical swine feverPigs1963
Contagious agalactiaSheep and goatsNever
Contagious epididymitisSheep (rams)Never
Contagious equine metritisHorsesUnknown
Contagious bovine pleuro-pneumoniaCattleNever
Eastern viral encephalomyelitisHorsesNever
Enzootic bovine leucosisCattleNever
Epizootic lymphangitisHorsesNever
Epizootic haemorrhagic diseaseDeerNever
Equine infectious anaemiaHorsesNever
Equine viral arteritisHorsesUnknown

​Equine viral encephalomyelitis:

Eastern equine encephalomyelitis

Japanese encephalitis

Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis

West Nile fever

Western equine encephalomyelitis

Foot and mouth diseaseCattle, sheep and goats and all other ruminating animals and pigs1981
Goat and sheep poxGoats and sheepNever
Hendra virusPteropid fruit bats, horses and other domestic animalsNever
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis / infectious pustular vulvovaginitisCattleNever
Lumpy skin diseaseCattleNever
Newcastle diseasePoultry1986
Nipah diseasePteropid fruit bats, pigs and other domestic animalsNever
Monkey poxRodents and foxes Never
Paramyxovirus infectionPigeonsUnknown
Peste des petits ruminants (goat plague)Sheep and goatsNever
Porcine epidemic diarrhoeaPigsNever
​Psittacosis (also known as Ornithosis)​Birds​2012
RabiesAny animal (other than man) belonging to any of the orders of mammalsNever
Rabies in batsBatsNever
Rift valley feverCattle, sheep and goatsNever
​Rinderpest virus​Cattle​Never
ScrapieSheep and goatsUnknown
Sheep scabSheepUnknown
Swine influenzaPigsUnknown
Swine vesicular diseasePigsNever
Tapeworm (Echinococcus multilocularis)Dogs, foxes and rodentsNever
​Teschen disease​Pigs​Never
​Trichinellosis​Pigs and horses​Never
Vesicular stomatitisCattle, pigs and horsesNever
Honey Bee diseases and pests ​ ​
American foulbroodHoney beesPresent
European foulbroodHoney beesNever
Small hive beetleHoney beesNever
Tropilaelaps mite (any species)Honey beesNever
Fish diseases ​ ​
Epizootic haematopoietic necrosisRainbow trout and redfin perchNever
Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS)Herring, whitefish, pike, haddock, Pacific cod, Atlantic cod, Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, rockling, brown trout, turbot, sprat and graylingNever
Infectious haematopoietic necrosis (IHN)Chum salmon, coho salmon, masu salmon, rainbow or steelhead trout, sockeye salmon, pink salmon, chinook salmon and Atlantic salmonNever
Koi herpes virus (KHV) diseaseCommon carp and koi carp2016
Infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) in respect of infection with genotype HPR-deleted of the genus Isavirus (ISAV)Rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, brown and sea troutNever
Bacterial kidney disease (BKD)Family: SalmonidaeNever
Infectious pancreatic necrosis (IPN)Rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, Atlantic salmon and whitefishNever
Infection with gyrodactylus salarisAtlantic salmon, rainbow trout, Arctic char, North American brook trout, grayling, North American lake trout and brown troutNever
Spring viraemia in carp (SVC)Bighead carp, goldfish, crucian carp, grass carp, common carp and koi carp, silver carp, sheatfish and tench, orfeNever
Mollusc diseases ​ ​
Infection with Bonamia exitiosaAustralian mud oyster and Chilean flat oysterNever
Infection with Bonamia ostreaeAustralian mud oyster, Chilean flat oyster, Olympia flat oyster, Asiatic oyster, European flat oyster, Argentinian oysterPresent
Infection with Marteilia refringensAustralian mud oyster, Chilean flat oyster, European flat oyster, Argentinian oyster, Blue mussel and Mediterranean musselNever
Infection with Microcytos mackiniPacific oyster, Eastern oyster, Olympia flat oyster, European flat oysterNever
Infection with Perkinsus marinusPacific oyster and Eastern oysterNever
Crustacean diseases ​ ​
Taura syndromeGulf white shrimp, Pacific blue shrimp and Pacific white shrimpNever
Yellowhead diseaseGulf brown shrimp, Gulf pink shrimp, Gulf white shrimp, Gulf blue shrimp, Kuruma prawn, black tiger shrimp, Pacific white shrimpNever
White spot diseaseAll decapod crustaceans (order Decapoda)Never
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