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