Disease Information

Reportable Diseases

Disease reporting may be achieved using our on-line Disease Reporting Form. Alternatively, you may download a Reportable Disease Form (PDF, 81KB) that you may print and fax to Kate Hayford, 207-624-5062 or e-mail katherine.hayford@maine.gov


List of reportable diseases (PDF, 57KB)

Please report a suspicion of or a confirmation of the following diseases to the Division of Animal Health immediately:

Maine Reportable Diseases - Updated 2011

BOVINE

Immediate Reporting

a.

Bluetongue

b.

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy  BSE

c.

Brucellosis

d.

Malignant Catarrhal Fever  MCF

e.

Tuberculosis

f.

Any Vesicular Disease

g.

Toxic Substance Exposure that may threaten animal health, human health, or food safety.

h.

All unexplained increase in dead or diseased animals

i.

All exotic or eradicated diseases

Monthly reporting

a.

Anaplasmosis

b.

Johne's Disease  Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis

c.

Trichomoniasis

EQUINE

Immediate Reporting

a.

Contagious Equine Metritis  CEM

b.

Eastern/Western Equine Encephalitis  EEE/WEE

c.

Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy   Equine herpes virus-1

d.

Equine Infectious Anemia  EIA

e.

Equine Piroplasmosis

f

Equine Viral Arteritis   EVA

g

Vesicular Stomatitis

h

West Nile Virus

i

Toxic Substance Exposure that may threaten animal health, human health, or food safety.

j

All unexplained increase in dead or diseased animals

k

All exotic or eradicated diseases

Monthly reporting

a.

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis  Sarcosystis neurona

b.

Potomac Horse Fever

c.

Strangles  Streptococcus equi

PORCINE

Immediate reporting

a.

Brucellosis

b.

Pseudorabies

c

Swine Influenza

d.

Trichinellosis  Trichinella spiralis

e.

Tuberculosis

f.

Any Vesicular Disease

g.

Toxic Substance Exposure that may threaten animal health, human health, or food safety.

h.

All unexplained increase in dead or diseased animals

i.

All exotic or eradicated diseases

Monthly reporting

a.

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome PRRS

CAPRINE/OVINE

Immediate reporting

a.

Bluetongue

b.

Brucellosis

c.

Contagious ecthyma (Orf)

d.

Scrapie

e.

Tuberculosis

f.

Any Vesicular Disease

g.

Toxic Substance Exposure that may threaten animal health, human health, or food safety.

h.

All unexplained increase in dead or diseased animals

i.

All exotic or eradicated diseases

Monthly reporting

a.

Johne's Disease  Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis

b.

Toxoplasmosis

POULTRY

Immediate Reporting

a.

Avian Chlamydiosis  Chlamydia psittaci

b.

Avian Influenza

c.

Avian Pox

d.

Exotic Newcastle Disease

e.

Pullorum/ Fowl Typhoid   Salmonella pullorum/ S. gallinarum

f.

Salmonella enteritidis  SE

g.

Toxic Substance Exposure that may threaten animal health, human health, or food safety.

h.

All unexplained increase in dead or diseased animals

i.

All exotic or eradicated diseases

Monthly Reporting

a.

Duck plague (Duck Viral Enteritis)

b.

Erysipelas  Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

c.

Fowl cholera  Pasturella multocida

d.

Infectious Coryza

e

Infectious laryngotracheitis  ILT

f

MG/MS   Mycoplasma gallisepticum/synoviae

g.

Other Salmonellosis

MULTIPLE SPECIES

Immediate Reporting

a.

Anthrax

b.

H1N1 Influenza in any species

c.

Leptospirosis

d.

Plague  Yersinia pestis

e.

Q Fever  Coxiella burnetti

f.

Rabies

g.

Tularemia  Francisella tularensis

h.

Toxic Substance Exposure that may threaten animal health, human health, or food safety.

i.

All unexplained increase in dead or diseased animals

j.

All exotic or erradicated diseases

Monthly Reporting

a.

Canine influenza

b.

Salmonellosis

According to Sec 32. 7 M.R.S.A. §1801 and 01-001 Chapter 206: Prevention and Control of Certain Diseases of Domestic Animals and Poultry, diseases or pathogens must be reported to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health.

Disease reporting may be achieved using our on-line Disease Reporting Form.

When reporting, please provide the following information.

  • Name, address and phone of veterinarian
  • Specify disease or event
  • Suspected OR confirmed diagnosis
  • Owner Information
  • Name, address, phone, street/mailing address and county
  • Specify animal
  • Species and number of infected animals
  • Action taken prior to notification
  • What sort of advice to provide owner?
  • What tests were conducted?
  • What were the results?
  • Any other pertinent information.

Disease reporting may be achieved using our on-line Disease Reporting Form.

Although not yet in rule, We would ask your cooperation in reporting the following  immediately:

  • Any vesicular lesions that you question may be a foreign disease (especially where there is blistering around the nose, mouth, hooves and/or teats)
  • Hemorrhagic or CNS problems affecting a herd or flock
  • Any sudden unexplained morbidity/mortality in a herd or flock 
  • Any Clustering of illness in an area
  • "Small Animal" zoonotic disease or a toxicity tht may pose a significant public health risk.
  • Basically, " Anything Weird" that you have a question about

The following diseases or suspicion of these diseases:

  • GLANDERS
  • PLAGUE
  • TULAREMIA
  • WEST NILES VIRUS
  • VENEZUELAN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS
  • VESICULAR STOMATITIS
  • BOTULISM

Disease reporting may be achieved using our on-line Disease Reporting Form.