Reportable Diseases

Oregon Administrative Rules (603-011-0212) require veterinarians to report the following diseases to the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Any person practicing veterinary medicine in this state shall immediately notify the department by telephone of observing the following abnormalities:

(1) Any unidentified vesicular disease;

(2) Any exotic disease or foreign animal disease, even if only suspected;

(3) Any disease of unknown etiology exhibiting highly pathogenic or lethal effect; or

(4) Any person practicing veterinary medicine in this state shall immediately notify the department by telephone of clinical evidence of any of the following diseases:

If you notice clinical evidence of any of the following diseases, you must immediately notify the ODA by telephone at (503) 986-4680:

Multi-Species Diseases

  • Anthrax
  • Babesiosis/Piroplasmosis
  • Bluetongue
  • Brucellosis (abortus, mellitensis, suis)
  • Foot and mouth disease
  • Pseudorabies
  • Rabies (also report to State Public Health Veterinarian)
  • Vesicular Stomatitis

Cattle Diseases

  • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
  • Bovine tuberculosis
  • Malignant catarrhal fever
  • Trichomoniasis

Equine Diseases

  • Contagious equine metritis
  • Equine encephalomyelitis (WEE, EEE, VEE and WNV)
  • Equine infectious anemia
  • Equine viral arteritis

Sheep and Goat Diseases

  • Scrapie

Swine Diseases

  • Classical swine fever
  • Swine Influenza

Poultry Diseases

  • Avian chlamydiosis
  • Avian infectious laryngotracheitis
  • Exotic Newcastle disease
  • Notifiable avian influenza
  • Pullorum disease
  • Salmonella enteritidis

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561.190, 596.321 & 596.341
Stats. Implemented: ORS 596.321
Hist.: AD 2-1985, f. & ef. 1-18-85; AD 1-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-95; DOA 14-2010, f. & cert. ef. 8-31-10

Voluntary Reporting of Diseases of Veterinary Importance

In addition to the above diseases which are required to be reported, the State Public Health Veterinarian requests that veterinarians report cases of the following diseases of veterinary importance:

  • Animal Flu (such as H1N1)
  • Bartonella
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Coccidiosis
  • Distemper
  • FELV
  • FIP
  • FIV
  • Fungal diseases (systemic)
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartworm
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • MRSA
  • Parvovirus
  • Plague
  • Psittacosis
  • Rabies (also required to be reported to ODA)
  • Ringworm
  • Salmon Poisoning
  • Salmonellosis
  • Scabies
  • Toxoplasmosis

These diseases can be reported to OHA using the form below:

Reports on incidence of these diseases in Oregon can be found at the link:

Published: March 26, 2009;    Updated: October 10, 2013

Filed Under: Zoonotic Diseases, Regulatory

Author: Oregon Veterinary Medical Association

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