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A-Z of diseases

The main diseases we are primarily concerned with are as follows.

For general information about types of diseases see notifiable diseases or zoonotic diseases.

Disease Main species affected
African Horse Sickness Horses
African swine fever Pigs
Bird flu (avian Influenza) Poultry
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Cattle
Bovine TB (tuberculosis) Cattle and deer
Bluetongue All ruminants and camelids
Classical swine fever Pigs
Contagious Equine Metritis Horses
Equine Infectious Anaemia Horses
Equine Viral Arteritis Horses
European Bat Lyssavirus (EBLV) Bats
Foot and Mouth Disease Cattle, sheep, pigs, other cloven hoofed animals
Newcastle Disease Poultry
Rabies (Classical) Dogs and other mammals
Schmallenberg virus Cattle, sheep and goats

Other diseases

Information about the following diseases is currently available on Defra’s archive website:

Notifiable Disease Main species affected
Anthrax Cattle and other mammals
Aujeszky’s Disease Pigs and other mammals
Brucellosis (Brucella abortus) Cattle
Brucellosis (Brucella melitensis) Sheep and Goats
Contagious agalactia Sheep and Goats
Contagious bovine pleuro-pneumonia Cattle
Contagious epididymitis (Brucella ovis) Sheep and Goats
Dourine Horses
Enzootic bovine leukosis Cattle
Epizootic haemorrhagic virus disease Deer
Epizootic lymphangitis Horses
Equine viral encephalomyelitis Horses
Glanders and Farcy Horses
Goat pox Goats
Lumpy skin disease Cattle
Paramyxovirus of pigeons Pigeons
Pest des petits ruminants Sheep and Goats
Rift valley fever Cattle, Sheep and Goats
Rinderpest (cattle plague) Cattle
Scrapie (part of Defra’s archive BSE pages) Sheep and goats
Sheep pox Sheep
Swine vesicular disease Pigs
Teschen disease (Porcine enterovirus encephalomyelitis) Pigs
Vesicular stomatitis Cattle, pigs and horses
Warble fly Cattle, (also deer and horses)
West Nile virus Horses

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