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 conditioins

  • Suspicious necropsy finds

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 email .
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

  • Glanders

  • Rabies

  • Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis

  • Vesicular Stomatitis

  • Western equine encephalomyelitis

All Species

  • Anthrax

  • Bovine Viral Diarrhea

  • Brucellosis

  • Pseudorabies

  • Rabies

  • Screwworm

  • Tuberculosis

  • Vesicular stomatitis

  • Zoonotic Diseases

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