Reportable Diseases

According to Sec 32. 7 M.R.S.A. §1801 and 01-001 Chapter 206: Prevention and Control of Certain Diseases of Domestic Animals and Poultry, diseases or pathogens must be reported to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Division of Plant and Animal Health.

Although not yet in rule, we would ask your cooperation in reporting the following immediately:

  • Any vesicular lesions that you question may be a foreign disease (especially where there is blistering around the nose, mouth, hooves and/or teats)
  • Hemorrhagic or CNS problems affecting a herd or flock
  • Any sudden unexplained morbidity/mortality in a herd or flock 
  • Any Clustering of illness in an area
  • "Small Animal" zoonotic disease or a toxicity tht may pose a significant public health risk.
  • Basically, "Anything Weird" that you have a question about

Disease Reporting Form

Disease reporting may be achieved using our online Disease Reporting Form. Alternatively, you may download a Reportable Disease Form (PDF) that you may print and email to Renee Blais at

Please report a suspicion of or a confirmation of the following diseases to the Division of Animal Health immediately:

  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
  • Glanders
  • Plague
  • Tularemia
  • West Niles Virus
  • Venezuelan Equeine Encephalitis
  • Vesicular Stomatitis
  • Botulism
  • List of Reportable Diseases (PDF)

Reportable Disease Form