Reportable Diseases in SC


The following are to be reported immediately to the State Veterinarian's office (803-788-2260) and/or USDA AVIC (Area Veterinarian in Charge, 803-462-2910) when diagnosed or suspected.

African Horse Sickness
African Swine Fever
Anthrax
Avian Infectious Laryngotracheitis
Babesiosis (Babesia bovis, B. bigemina)
Brucellosis
Cattle Tick Fever
Contagious Equine Metritis
Dourine (Trypamosoma equiperdum)
Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE)
Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)
Equine Viral Arteritis
Erysipelas
Foot and Mouth Disease
Glanders - Burkholderia mallei (formerly Pseudomonas mallei)
Heartwater (Cowdria ruminentium)
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Fowl Plague)
Hog Cholera (Classical Swine Fever)
Newcastle Disease (Exotic)
Paratuberculosis - Johne's Disease
Pseudorabies
Pullorum - Fowl Typhoid
Q Fever (Coxiella burnetii)
Rabies - coordinated with DHEC
Rinderpest
Scrapie
Screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax)
Tuberculosis
Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis (VEE)
Vesicular Exanthema
Vesicular Stomatitis
West Nile (WNV) Encephalitis
Western Equine Encephalomyelitis(WEE)
OIE Listed Diseases (formerly A & B lists)
All foreign and exotic diseases and parasites of animals, including birds


The State Veterinarian may declare other diseases as reportable.

(last reviewed 2010)

Reportable Disease in SC By Clinical Signs:

Sore Mouth-Muzzle - especially if accompanied by foot, udder, vulva or skin lesions (Blisters-Vesicles)
Ex: Foot & Mouth Disease, Vesicular Stomatitis, etc.

Neurologic (strange behavior, severe depression, stumbling)

Encephalitis (CNS) Conditions in All Animals, including Birds.
Ex: Eastern, Western and Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis, West Nile Encephalitis
EEE/WNV/etc   Supplemental Information Form

Other Ex: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Pseudorabies, Scrapie

High Death Loss – especially over a short period and in older animals past several weeks old.
Ex: Classical Swine Fever (Hog Cholera), Erysipelas, Anthrax, Acute Septicemias

Reproductive Problems (abortions, stillbirths, mummification)
Ex: Brucellosis, Pseudorabies, Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)

Any Highly Unusual Condition – Disease or parasites differing from conditions one is familiar with.
Ex: All foreign and exotic diseases and parasites, unusual clinical signs of any kind.

Statutory Authority: Code of Laws of S. C. 1976, 47-4-50