RADS Listing

This is a full list of all Reportable Animal Diseases and the turnaround time for reporting them.  You can report using the form linked at the bottom of this page.

Section 1: Report immediately

Report IMMEDIATELY: Clinical diagnosis, laboratory confirmation, or reasonable suspicion of the following diseases.

  • African Horse Sickness 
  • African Swine Fever 
  • Avian Influenza (animal or human)* 
  • Classical Swine Fever (Hog Cholera)
  • Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia
  • Contagious Ecthyma (Soremouth)
  • Foot and Mouth Disease (any type)
  • Heartwater 
  • Lumpy Skin Disease
  • Newcastle Disease (Exotic)
  • Nipah Virus 
  • Peste des Petits Ruminants
  • Plague (animal or human)* 
  • Rift Valley Fever 
  • Rinderpest 
  • Screwworm 
  • Sheep Pox and Goat Pox 
  • Swine Vesicular Disease
  • Vesicular or Ulcerative Conditions
  • Vesicular Exanthema 
  • Vesicular Stomatitis (VS, any type)

Report IMMEDIATELY suspicious disease conditions including, but not limited to:

  • any vesicular disease; 
  • mucosal disease; 
  • abortion storms in
  • livestock of unknown etiology; 
  • undiagnosed bovine central nervous system conditions; 
  • unusual number of acute deaths in livestock; 
  • unusual flies, mites or ticks in animals; and
  • any apparently highly infectious or contagious animal condition of unknown etiology.   

Report IMMEDIATELY laboratory confirmation of unusual presentation, unexplained increase in number of cases or unusual trend of aflatoxin, botulism* or T2 toxin that is suspected to be caused by bioterrorism. 

Reports of any of the above will result in immediate quarantine of the premises.

* Avian Influenza, Plague, and Botulism should be reported if found in either animals or humans.  They are potential agents of bioterrorism.

Section 2: Report by the close of the next business day

Report BY THE CLOSE OF THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY any laboratory confirmation of the following diseases 

  • Akabane Virus Disease 
  • Anthrax (animal or human)* 
  • Aujeszky’s Disease  
  • Avian Chlamydiosis (Psittacosis) (animal or human) *
  • Babesiosis (in livestock, any spp) 
  • Bluetongue 
  • Borna Disease  
  • Botulism  (animal or human) * 
  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy 
  • Bovine Trichomoniasis 
  • Brucellosis* 
  • Camel Pox Virus 
  • Caseous Lymphadenitis 
  • Chronic Wasting Disease 
  • Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin 
  • Coccidioidomycosis 
  • Contagious Agalactia (Mycoplasma spp) 
  • Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia 
  • Contagious Equine Metritis  
  • Dourine 
  • Enterovirus Encephalomyelitis (porcine)  
  • Ephemeral Fever 
  • Epizootic Lymphangitis 
  • Equine Encephalomyelitis (Eastern, Western, Venezuelan, West Nile Virus)  (animal or human) *
  • Equine Infectious Anemia 
  • Equine Morbillivirus (Hendra virus) 
  • Equine Piroplasmosis  
  • Equine Rhinopneumonitis (Types 1 and 4) 
  • Equine Viral Arteritis 
  • Feline Spongiform Encephalopathy 
  • Glanders 
  • Hemorrhagic Septicemia 
  • Ibaraki  
  • Infectious Laryngotracheitis (other than vaccine induced) 
  • Infectious Petechial Fever 
  • Japanese Encephalitis Virus 
  • Louping III 
  • Maedi-Visna/Ovine Progressive Pneumonia 
  • Malignant Catarrhal Fever (Bovine Malignant Catarrh) 
  • Mange (in livestock) 
  • Melioidosis 
  • Menangle virus 
  • Nairobi Sheep Disease 
  • Paratuberculosis 
  • Perkinsosis 
  • Pullorum Disease 
  • Q Fever  (animal or human) * 
  • Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease  
  • Rabies (animal or human) 
  • Ricin Toxicosis*  
  • Salmonellosis caused by S. enteritidis (clinical disease) (animal or human)*
  • Salmonellosis in equine (clinical disease) Scrapie 
  • Shiga toxin (animal or human)
  • Staphylococcal Enterotoxins 
  • Strangles 
  • Sweating Sickness 
  • Theileriosis 
  • Transmissible Mink Encephalopathy 
  • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (all types) 
  • Trypanosomiasis (clinical disease) 
  • Tuberculosis  (animal or human)
  • Tularemia  (animal or human) * 
  • Ulcerative Lymphangitis 
  • Wesselsbron Disease 

Clinical diagnosis or laboratory confirmation of botulism and equine strangles. 

* Anthrax, Avian Chlamydiosis (Psittacosis), Botulism, Brucellosis, Equine Encephalomyelitis, Q Fever, Ricin Toxicosis, Salmonellocis, Shiga toxin, Tuberculosis, and Tularemia should be reported if found in either animals or humans.  They are potential agents of bioterrorism.

Section 3: Diseases related to GDA-licensed facilities - Report by the close of the next business day

Report BY THE CLOSE OF THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY to the State Veterinarian 
Any clinical diagnosis, laboratory confirmation, or clinical illness of any of the following diseases in animals residing in or recently purchased from a Georgia Department of Agriculture licensed facility such as an animal shelter, kennel, pet dealer or stable.  You can see a list of licensed facilities here.

  • Ancylostomiasis (Hook worms) * 
  • Avian Chlamydiosis (Psittacosis) (animal or human)
  • Avian Polyoma Virus 
  • Beak and Feather Disease 
  • Brucellosis (canine) (animal or human)
  • Canine Parvovirus 
  • Coccidiosis *  
  • Corona Viral Enteritis 
  • Canine Distemper 
  • Equine Strangles 
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus 
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis 
  • Feline Leukemia 
  • Feline Panleukopenia (Cat Distemper) 
  • Generalized Demodectic Mange (Red Mange) 
  • Generalized Sarcoptic Mange  
  • Giardiasis (animal or human) *
  • Leptospirosis (animal or human)
  • Microsporidiosis/Tricophytosis * 
  • Pox disease 
  • Salmonellosis (animal or human)*
  • Toxocariasis (Round worms)*
  • Toxoplasmosis gondi (animal or human)

* Report cases of clinical disease only, not laboratory diagnostics, for Ancylostomiasis (Hook worms), Coccidiosis, Giardiasis, Microsporidiosis/Tricophytosis, Salmonellosis, or Toxocariasis (Round worms)

Any evidence or suspicion of bioterrorism, including the intentional use of any microorganism, virus, infectious substance, or any component, whether naturally occurring or bioengineered, to cause disease, illness, death, or other biological malfunction in an animal must be IMMEDIATELY reported. 

Call if you have questions or to report a disease