Communicable Diseases

The following must be reported to the Missouri Department of Health at (573) 751-6113 within 24 hours of suspicion or diagnosis:

For further information, contact the Division of Animal Health at (573) 751-3377 or e-mail: To view a complete list of reportable diseases please visit

Equine (Horses)
African Horse sickness
Babesiosis (piroplasmosis)
Contagious equine metritis
Dourine (equine trypanosomiasis)
Eastern equine encephalomyelitis
Equine infectious anemia (EIA)
Equine piroplasmosis
Equine rhinopneumonitis
Equine viral arteritis

Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
Vesicular Stomatitis
Western equine encephalomyelitis

All Species
Bovine Viral Diarrhea
Vesicular stomatitis
Zoonotic Diseases

Executive Committee:
Chairman: Sherry Copeland - Marshfield
Vice Chair: Dr. Lynn Martin - Centralia
Secretary: Cindy K Roberts - Chesterfield
Treasurer: Melody Canote - Hallsville
Director - Stacie Smith - Pilot Grove
Director - Debbie Birk - Cape Girardeau
Director - Becki Krueger - Kahoka

Past Chair: Joe Eddy - Rocheport

Advisor - Kelly Smith 

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Reportable Communicable Diseases

The following are reportable diseases that must be reported to state (573) 751-3377 or federal (573) 658-9850 officials within 24 hours of suspicion or diagnosis:

Conditions—All species

Any highly unusual condition, unusual clinical signs of any kind, and any instance of high morbidity and/or mortality that does not fit classical picture of endemic disease and has not previously been identified in Missouri or the United States.

Possible list of clinical signs but not all inclusive:

Vesicular lesions
Neurological symptoms
Severe abortion storms of unknown etiology
Hemorrhagic septicemia
Pox or lumpy skin conditions
Suspicious necropsy finds

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