Equine Infectious Diseases

‘Notifiable’ diseases are animal diseases that you’re legally obliged to report to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), even if you only suspect that an animal may be affected.

Notifiable diseases can be:·endemic – already present in the UK, such as bovine TB

exotic – not normally present in the UK, such as foot and mouth disease.

Some endemic and exotic diseases are zoonotic which means they can pass between animals and humans, such as rabies.

Infectious Diseases of Horses Order 1987

Notifiable Diseases in Horses & Ponies

Equine Bio-security

The Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) (England) Order 2007