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Reportable Diseases

Reportable Diseases

Oregon Administrative Rules (603-011-0212) require veterinarians to report the following diseases to the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Any person practicing veterinary medicine in this state shall immediately notify the department by telephone of observing the following abnormalities:

  • Any unidentified vesicular disease
  • Any exotic disease or foreign animal disease, even if only suspected
  • Any disease of unknown etiology exhibiting highly pathogenic or lethal effect
  • Any exotic vector (flies and fly larvae, mites, and ticks)
  • Any emerging disease: A disease, infection, or infestation in domestic or wild animals that is a threat to
    terrestrial animals, aquatic animals, or humans, and meets one of the following criteria:
    » An unknown agent that is causing disease in a herd/flock/premise and has the potential to result in a
    significant animal or public health impact, and applied diagnostic tests have yielded negative or non-
    definitive results
    » A newly identified agent that is causing disease in a herd/flock/premise and has the potential to cause
    significant animal or public health impact, or is occurring in multiple herds/flocks/premises
    » A previously identified or known pathogenic agent that has a change in epidemiology

If you notice clinical evidence of any of these reportable diseases, you must immediately notify the ODA by telephone at (503) 986-4711:

Multiple-Species Diseases

Akbane • Anthrax • Bovine Tuberculosis • Bluetongue (serotype 8) • Brucellosis (B. abortus, B. mellitensis, B. suis) • Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever • Epizootic hemorrhagic disease • Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern) • Equine encephalomyelitis (Western) • Equine encephalomyelitis (Venezuelan) • Foot and mouth disease • Glanders • Heartwater • Japanese encephalitis • Melioidosis • New World screwworm • Old World screwworm • Pseudorabies • Rabies • Rift Valley fever • Rinderpest • SARS-CoV-2 • Surra • Trichinellosis • Vesicular Stomatitis • West Nile virus

Poultry Diseases

Duck viral • Fowl typhoid • Highly pathogenic avian influenza • Low pathogenic avian influenza (H5 or H7 subtypes) • Pullorum disease • Salmonella enteritidis • Turkey rhinotracheitis • Virulent Newcastle disease

Cattle Diseases

Babesiosis • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy • Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia • Hemorrhagic septicemia • Lumpy skin disease • Malignant catarrhal fever • Theileriosis • Trichomoniasis • Trypanosomosis

Sheep & Goat Diseases

Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia • Mange • Nairobi sheep disease • Peste des petits ruminants • Scrapie • Sheeppox and goatpox

Horse & Other Equine Diseases

African Horse Sickness • Contagious equine metritis • Dourine • Equine infectious anemia • Equine piroplasmosis • Equine rhinopneumotitis/ equine herpesvirus-1 myeloencephalopathy (EHV1-EHM) • Hendra virus Farmed Deer and Elk Diseases Chronic wasting disease

Rabbit & Hare

Diseases Myxomatosis • Rabbit hemorrhagic disease 

Swine Diseases 

African swine fever • Classical swine fever • Nipah virus • Swine vesicular disease • Vesicular examthema

Other Diseases in Domestic Animals

Camelpox • Leishmaniasis

Voluntary Reporting of Diseases of Veterinary Importance

In addition to the above diseases which are required to be reported, the State Public Health Veterinarian requests that veterinarians report cases of the following diseases of veterinary importance:

  • Animal Flu (such as H1N1)
  • Bartonella
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Coccidiosis
  • Distemper
  • FELV
  • FIP
  • FIV
  • Fungal diseases (systemic)
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartworm
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • MRSA
  • Parvovirus
  • Plague
  • Psittacosis
  • Rabies (also required to be reported to ODA)
  • Ringworm
  • Salmon Poisoning
  • Salmonellosis
  • Scabies
  • Toxoplasmosis

These diseases can be reported to OHA using the form below:

Reports on incidence of these diseases in Oregon can be found at the link:

Updated: August 10, 2023