302 KAR 21:005. Animal diseases to be reported.


      RELATES TO: KRS 257.020, 257.030, 257.080


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 257.080 requires the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to promulgate administrative regulations listing all reportable diseases of livestock, poultry, and fish and set out the conditions under which the diseases shall be reported. This administrative regulation establishes a comprehensive list of reportable diseases and the conditions under which the diseases shall be reported.


      Section 1. Duty To Notify. (1) Every veterinarian, veterinary practice and personnel; veterinary diagnostic laboratory and personnel; laboratory providing animal diagnostic services for Kentucky; owner of animals; persons associated with any equine, livestock, poultry, or fish; sales or event establishment and personnel; transportation provider; slaughter facility and personnel; or any other person having knowledge of the existence of any reportable disease, as provided in Section (2) of this administrative regulation, shall immediately report the disease or condition to the State Veterinarian.

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


      Section 2. Diseases That Must Be Reported. (1) The following diseases and conditions shall be immediately reported to the State Veterinarian:

      (a) United States Animal Health Association Foreign Animal Diseases;

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

      (c) Botulism;

      (d) Burkholderia pseudomallei;

      (e) Caseous lymphadenitis;

      (f) Chronic Wasting Disease;

      (g) Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin;

      (h) Coccidiodes immitis;

      (i) Menangle virus;

      (j) Plague (Yersinia pestis);

      (k) Plant and chemical toxicosis;

      (l) Scabies;

      (m) Shigatoxin;

      (n) Staphylococcal enterotoxins;

      (o) Strangles (Streptococcus equi equi); and

      (p) Swine influenza virus.

      (2) Conditions of unknown etiology that meet any of the following criteria shall be reported immediately:

      (a) Abortion storms in livestock or equine of unknown etiology;

      (b) Undiagnosed central nervous system conditions;

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

      (d) Highly infectious conditions of any etiology, known or unknown.


      Section 3. (1) The notification shall be given to the Office of the State Veterinarian, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, 100 Fair Oaks Lane, Suite 252, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601; telephone (502) 564-3956; fax (502) 564-7852.

      (2) The person reporting shall furnish the:

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

      (b) Animal species, breed, age, sex, how many affected, and clinical signs;

      (c) Premises address for the animal tested or affected;

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

      (e) Name, address, and telephone number of the person reporting.

      (3) 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. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

      (a) "United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) Seventh Edition of Foreign Animal Diseases", 2008. This publication may also be found at http://www.usaha.org/pubs/#FAD;

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

      (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health, 100 Fair Oaks Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (37 Ky.R. 955; 10-13-2010.)