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 Diseases in Colorado
What to Report:
Any suspected clinical case of a reportable disease, which includes:
If an animal dies acutely and was exhibiting clinical signs of a reportable disease, this must be reported even if no diagnostic testing was completed prior to death.
Any highly unusual condition, unusual clinical signs of any kind, and any instance of very high morbiditiy and/or mortality. This includes all foreign animal diseases***, or infectious disease or parasite of livestock which was not previously known to exist in Colorado.
All cases of acute equine neurologic disease must be reported immediately, unless cause is known trauma or toxicity.
Part 12 of the Colorado Livestock Disease Control Rule identifies what information needs to be provided when reporting diseases. Rule is listed here
When to Report:
- All reportable diseases must be reported immediately to the State Veterinarian's Office upon suspicion of clinical disease. Do not wait for test results to report!
- The State Veterinarian's Office can provide guidance to veterinarians on testing, appropriate biosecurity, and additional requirements, as needed.
How to Report:
- Call the State Veterinarian's Office at (303) 869-9130. If after hours, the voice message will indicate which staff veterinarian is on call.
- Call the area Veterinary Medical Officer for your county
- Online submission forms available here (all PDFs MUST be downloaded prior to completion in order to save):
- Equine Neurological Disease Case Report Form (Fillable PDF)
- Equine Neurological Disease Case Report Form (Online Submission Form)
- Canine Brucellosis Case Report Form (Fillable PDF)
- Canine Brucellosis Case Report Form (Online Submission Form)
- Reportable Disease Report Form (Fillable PDF)
- Reportable Disease Report Form (Online Submission Form)
- Alternative Livestock (Elk) CWD Sample Submission Form
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