Equine Diseases (Updated as of March 1, 2006)
African Horse Sickness
Contagious Equine Metritis
Dourine (equine trypanosomiasis)
** Equine Neurologic Syndrome (EHV, WNV, EPM, Rabies)
Equine Viral Arteritis
Equine Infectious Anemia
Potomac Horse Fever*
Suspected Foreign Animal Disease
West Nile Virus*
The following are diseases which, if diagnosed in animals, must be reported to the local health officer in the jurisdiction where the animal resides. A copy of DHMH 1140 is included on p19. Local health department contacts are included on page 20. The health department may not be interested in investigating all cases of disease on this list. We recommend you contact them by telephone before submitting a written report.
EEE, WEE, LaCross, St. Louis, Yellow fever, WNV
E. coli 0157:h7 infection
Epsilon toxin of Clostridium perfringens
Mycobacteriosis, other than tuberculosis and leprosy
Pesticide related illness
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (all)
For diseases related to other animals, go to: www.mda.state.md.us/animal_health/diseases/index.php
*Reportable to State
Animal Health Officials Only
** Equine Neurologic Syndrome: horses with central neurologic signs in the absence of noninfectious cause or where infectious cause is suspected or cannot be ruled out. Collect nasal swab, red top and purple top tubes.
All others should be reported to State and Federal Animal Health Officials.
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