Notifiable diseases or pests

Notifiable diseases or pests

Click here for a list of notifiable organisms and diseases: Biosecurity (Notifiable Organisms) Order 2010

View more about notifiable pests and diseases here

Animal diseases list courtesy of MPI

Diseases – such as foot and mouth - pose a huge risk to New Zealand's native animals and its agricultural sector.

This list includes some diseases which are notifiable (40 KB) or pose a significant threat to our trade.

  • African horse sickness virus
  • Anthrax
  • Avian influenza
  • Bluetongue
  • Brucellosis
  • Classical swine fever
  • Equine infectious anemia
  • Equine influenza
  • European foulbrood disease
  • Epizootic haemorrhagic disease
  • Foot-and-mouth disease
  • Glanders
  • Hendra virus
  • PRRS
  • Maedi-visna virus
  • Newcastle disease
  • Peste des petits ruminants virus
  • Rabies
  • Rift Valley fever virus
  • Rinderpest
  • Sheep and goat pox
  • Simbu group viruses (Akabane and Douglas)
  • Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
  • Vesicular stomatitis viruses

The Animal Health Laboratory performs testing for many of these diseases to assure foreign markets that we are free from these diseases and provides support in exotic disease outbreaks.

Information from Ministry for Primary Industries pest and disease site