Livestock Health

The Colorado State Veterinarian's Office is responsible for maintaining the health and integrity of the Colorado livestock herd to provide a safe product for the public.

Reportable Disease List

Below are a list of reportable diseases of livestock and equine. If any of these diseases are seen they should be reported to the Colorado USDA Area Office (303) 231-5385 or the Colorado State Veterinarian's Office (303) 869-9130. Any disease of unusual morbidity or mortality that does not fit a normally expected clinical picture shall also be reported.

Select a link below to learn more information about the disease.


Anaplasmosis (clinical disease only) Johne's Disease (Paratuberculosis)
Anthrax Malignant Catarrhal Fever
Avian Influenza (both high or low pathogenic) Plague1,2
Bluetongue (clinical disease only) Psittacosis1,2
Brucellosis (bovine, porcine, ovine or canine1) Pseudorabies
Bovine Babesiosis Rabies1,2
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Salmonella (pullorum or enteritidis)                                  
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Scabies (cattle or sheep)
Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) Scrapie
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) Screwworm
Equine Encephalomyelitis2 Trichomoniasis
Equine Infectious Anemia (positive Coggins/ELISA) Tuberculosis (TB)
Equine Piroplasmosis Tularemia1,2
Equine Viral Arteritis Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV) (all species)
Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHV-1 & EHV-4) Vesicular Diseases (all species)
Exotic Newcastle Disease (END) West Nile Virus
Influenza Virus Subtype H3N2 Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv or SECD)

1Diseases of interest to small animal practitioners
2Also reportable to the Colorado Dept of Public Health