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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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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

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 fever
Aujeszky's diseasePigs and other mammalsNever
Avian influenzaAll species of birdsPresent
BluetongueRuminant animals, cattle, sheep and goatsNever
Bovine spongiform encephalopathyCattle2002
Bovine tuberculosisCattleUnknown
Bovine viral diarrhoeaCattleUnknown
Chronic wasting diseaseDeer, moose or 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 ruminant 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 infectionPigeons2022
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 bees2021
European foulbroodHoney beesNever
Small hive beetleHoney beesNever
Tropilaelaps mite (any species)Honey beesNever
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