Title 302 | Chapter 022 | Regulation 030

302 KAR 22:030.Livestock, poultry, and fish diseases to be reported.

Section 1.

Duty to Notify.


Every veterinarian, veterinary practice, and personnel; veterinary diagnostic laboratory and personnel; laboratory providing livestock, poultry, or fish diagnostic services for Kentucky; owner of livestock, poultry, or fish; persons associated with any livestock, poultry, or fish; sales or event establishment and personnel; transportation provider; slaughter facility and personnel; or any other person or entity having knowledge of the existence of any reportable disease, as established in Section (2) of this administrative regulation, shall immediately report the disease or condition to the State Veterinarian.


All laboratories providing diagnostic services for Kentucky livestock, poultry, or fish shall give notification pursuant to Section 3 of this administrative regulation.

Section 2.

Diseases to be reported.


The following diseases and conditions shall be immediately reported to the State Veterinarian:






Borna disease;




Bovine ephemeral fever;


Bovine Leukemia;


Bovine Viral Disease (BVD);




Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE);




Chronic Wasting Disease;


Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin;


Coccidiodes immitis;


Epizootic Hemorhagic Disease;


Epizootic lymphangitis;


Equine Herpes (Rhinopneumonitis);


Equine Influenza;


Equine Viral Arteritis;








Mycoplasma gallisepticum;


Mycoplasma synoviae;


Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease);


Plague (Yersinia pestis);


Plant and chemical toxicosis;


Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea;




Q Fever;






Strangles (Streptococcus equi equi);


Swine influenza virus;




Vesicular Stomatitis;


West Nile Virus;


The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Listed Diseases; and


United Stated Department of Agriculture National List of Reportable Animal Diseases and Emerging Diseases Framework listed diseases, found at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/program-overview/ct_national_list_reportable_animal_diseases.


Conditions of any etiology that meet any of the following criteria shall be reported immediately:


Abortion storms in livestock or equine of unknown etiology;


Encephalitis or other central nervous system disease;


Unusual number of acute deaths in livestock, equine, poultry, or fish; or


Highly infectious conditions of any etiology, known or unknown.

Section 3.


The notification shall be given to the Office of the State Veterinarian, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, 109 Corporate Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601; telephone 502-573-0282.


The person reporting shall submit the:


Name, address, and telephone number of the owner of the equine, livestock, poultry, or fish;


Livestock, poultry and fish species, breed, age, sex, how many affected, and clinical signs;


Premises address for the Livestock, poultry and fish tested or affected;


Name, address, and telephone number of the veterinarian submitting the case; and


Name, address, and telephone number of the person reporting.


A report submitted to the State Veterinarian by a diagnostic laboratory of a condition suspected or diagnosed by a test result or other laboratory procedure shall constitute notification on behalf of the laboratory and the submitting veterinarian or owner.

Section 4.

Incorporation by Reference.


The following material is incorporated by reference:


"The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Listed Diseases", 2006. This list may also be found at http://www.oie.int/eng/maladies/en_classification2010.htm?e1d7; and


"United Stated Department of Agriculture National List of Reportable Animal Diseases and Emerging Diseases Framework" 2019.


This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health, 109 Corporate Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

HISTORY: (46 Ky.R.1751, eff. 2-26-2020.)

7-Year Expiration: 6/30/2027

Last Updated: 12/15/2021

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