Controlled and Notifiable Diseases


The list of diseases below are Controlled and Notifiable diseases. Any occurrence or suspected occurrence of any of these diseases should be reported to the local State Veterinarian as soon as possible. All animal owners, farmers, farm managers, veterinarians and laboratories are required to report any incidence or suspected incidence of these diseases. If the local State Veterinarian cannot be contacted, the Provincial Director of Veterinary Services must be notified.

LIST OF CONTROLLED AND NOTIFIABLE ANIMAL DISEASES IN TERMS OF THE ANIMAL DISEASES ACT, 1984 (ACT NO 35 OF 1984)

Controlled Animal Diseases

  • Any animal disease or infectious agent that is not known to occur in South Africa
  • African horse sickness (AHS)
  • African swine fever (ASF)
  • Anthrax
  • Aujeszky’s disease
  • Avian Influenza – LPAI and HPAI
  • Bacterial kidney disease (in fish)
  • Bovine contagious pleuropneumonia (CBPP)
  • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)
  • Brucellosis (in all animal species)
  • Classical swine fever (CSF)
  • Contagious equine metritis (CEM)
  • Contagious haemopoeitic necrosis (in fish)
  • Contagious pancreatic necrosis (in fish)
  • Corridor or Buffalo disease (Theilerioses)
  • Dourine
  • East Coast fever
  • Equine infectious anaemia (EIA)
  • Equine influenza (EI)
  • Equine viral arteritis (EVA)
  • Foot and mouth disease (FMD)
  • Glanders
  • Haemorrhagic septicaemia (in fish)
  • Johne’s disease (in sheep, cattle and goats)
  • Koi herpes virus disease
  • Nagana (Trypanosomiasis)
  • Newcastle disease
  • Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS)
  • Psittacosis
  • Rabies
  • Rinderpest
  • Salmonella Enteriditis
  • Salmonella Gallinarum (Fowl typhoid)
  • Salmonella Pullorum (Bacillary white diarrhoea)
  • Scrapie
  • Sheep scab
  • Skin conditions in sheep
  • Swine vesicular disease
  • Tuberculosis (in all animal species)

 

Notifiable Animal Diseases

  • Bovine malignant catarrhal fever (Snotsiekte)
  • Bluetongue
  • Lumpy skin disease
  • Rift Valley fever
  • Strangles
  • Swine erysipelas

List of controlled and notifiable diseases – February 2016