Revised July, 2017

A list of the reportable animal diseases in Minnesota is also available as a printable PDF.

Diseases listed are to be reported for all domestic species except where otherwise noted. Call the Board of Animal Health at 651-296-2942.

MINN. STAT. § 35.06: A person who knows or reasonably suspects that a contagious or infectious disease exists in a domestic animal shall immediately notify the board.

MINN. R. 1721.0020 Subpart 7:A person who knows or reasonably suspects that an animal is infected with a disease listed on the board’s reportable animal diseases list must immediately report that knowledge or suspicion to the board.


Conditions/Diseases listed below are to be reported for all domestic species except where otherwise noted Report Suspect or clinically-diagnosed cases within 48 hours Positive test results from a Minnesota animal, obtained from a public/private diagnostic laboratory
Foreign Animal Disease (FAD)(e.g. Foot and Mouth Disease, High Path Avian Influenza, Vesicular Diseases, Classical Swine Fever, Exotic Newcastle Disease, Contagious Equine Metritis) x x
Anthrax  x x
Avian Chlamydiosis x
Avian Encephalomyelitis x
Avian Metapneumovirus x
Blastomycosis x
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy x x
Brucellosis x
Canine Influenza x
Chronic Wasting Disease x
Equine Encephalitis (avian and equine) x
Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy x
Equine Infectious Anemia x
Equine Piroplasmosis x
Infectious Laryngotracheitis x
Influenza (poultry) x  x
Johne’s Disease (Paratuberculosis) x
Mycoplasma gallisepticum (breeder flocks only) x
Mycoplasma meleagridis (breeder flocks only) x
Mycoplasma synoviae (breeder flocks only) x
Plague (Yersinia pestis) x
Pseudorabies x x
Pullorum-Typhoid Disease x
Q-Fever x
Rabies (wild and domestic species) x x
Salmonella enteritidis (chicken egg-layers only) x
Scrapie x x
Tuberculosis x x
Tularemia (wild and domestic species) x
West Nile Virus x
Vector-borne diseases of public health significance(e.g. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, not Lyme disease) x
Zoonotic diseases of public health significance(e.g. Taenia saginata, Taenia solium, Echinococcus granulosis) x
Chemical toxicity or contamination in livestock or poultry x x

Where to report:

  • Minnesota Board of Animal Health: 651-296-2942 or your district veterinarian (business hours)
  • Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory: 320-231-5170 (business hours)
  • Minnesota Duty Officer: 800-422-0798 (after hours)