Guide to animal diseases and disorders

Learn how to identify and manage a range of animal diseases and disorders.

Enter the common or scientific name below, or select the disease or disorder from the full list.

Common name Affected animals
Aflatoxicosis cattle, pigs, ducklings, turkeys, horses
African horse sickness all species of Equidae , including horses, mules, donkeys, and zebra, dogs
African swine fever Pigs – domestic and feral
Akabane disease cattle, sheep, goats
American foulbrood European honey bees (Apis mellifera)
Anthrax cattle, sheep, horses, goats, pigs, dogs, humans
Australian bat lyssavirus bats, flying foxes, horses, humans, dogs, cats, microbats, insectivorous bats
Avian influenza Wild birds, Poultry, including chickens, turkeys, Guinea fowl, quail, pheasants, emu, ostrich, Marine mammals , People - avian influenza could potentially be a serious human disease. Human illness and deaths have been confirmed in other countries in people who had close contact with avian influenza viruses (H5N1, H5N6, H7N7, H7N9, H9N2) through contact with infected poultry or their contaminated environment.
Avian paramyxovirus pigeons, poultry, birds
Blackhead turkeys, chickens, pheasants, game birds
Bluetongue sheep, goats, deer , cattle
Botulism cattle
Botulism in poultry poultry, fowls, turkeys, waterfowl, pheasants, emus, wild birds
Bovine ephemeral fever cattle, buffaloes
Bovine viral diarrhoea virus cattle, goats, deer
Brucellosis pigs, cattle, horses, dogs, humans
Canine ehrlichiosis Domesticated or wild animals in the family Canidae including dogs and foxes, There have been rare instances overseas where humans have been infected after being bitten by an infected tick, however, there have been no reported cases of infection in humans in Australia
Caprine arthritis encephalitis goats
Cattle tick cattle, horses, goats, sheep, deer, camels, alpaca, vicuna, guanacos, buffaloes
Chalkbrood European honey bees (Apis mellifera), Asian honey bees (Apis cerana), Carpenter bees (Xylocopa californica arizonensis), Bumble bees (Bombus grisecocollis, B. nevadensis and B. vosnesenskii)
Coccidiosis poultry, chickens
Copper deficiency in ruminants ruminants, sheep, cattle, goats, buffalo, deer, camels
Enzootic bovine leucosis cattle, buffalo, zebu
Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) horses, donkeys
Equine infectious anaemia horses
Equine influenza horses
Equine viral arteritis horses
European foulbrood European honey bee (Apis mellifera) worker, drone and queen bee larvae
External parasites in poultry poultry, chickens
Foot-and-mouth disease cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, deer, camelids, buffalo, elephants
Fowl cholera poultry, chickens, turkeys, waterfowl
Fowl pox fowls, turkeys, chickens, pigeons
Hendra virus Horses, flying foxes, dogs and humans have been infected in a natural setting
Hydatid disease dogs, dingoes, sheep, kangaroos, wallabies, pigs, wildlife
Infectious laryngotracheitis birds, poultry, chickens, pheasants, partridges, peafowl, turkeys, ducks, geese
Influenza A in pigs pigs, humans, a wide range of other species, including poultry.
Intestinal torsion pigs
Japanese encephalitis pigs, horses and donkeys, humans
Johne's disease Cattle, Buffalo, Sheep, Goats, Alpaca, Llama, Camels, Deer
Leptospirosis cattle, pigs, sheep, dogs, horses, farm animals
Leptospirosis in pigs pigs
Lumpy jaw cattle
Lumpy skin disease Cattle, Water buffalo
Marek's disease poultry, chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quail, game birds
Melioidosis goats, sheep, pigs, horses, camels, alpaca and llama, rodents, humans, cattle
Neosporosis cattle, dogs, sheep, goats, deer, horses
Neurological disease in horses horses
Newcastle disease All avian species, both domestic and wild
Nipah virus humans, pigs, cats, dogs, goats, horses
Nosema disease European honey bees (Apis mellifera)
Ovine brucellosis Sheep
Piglet anaemia pigs
Piglet scours pigs
Psittacosis birds, humans
Rabies due to rabies virus potentially any mammal, including humans, dogs, cats, livestock, and wildlife.
Sacbrood European honey bees (Apis mellifera)
Salmonella cattle, sheep, goats, horses, dogs, cats, pigs, humans
Salmonella enteritidis poultry, humans
Screw-worm fly all domestic and wild mammals, humans, birds.
Spotty liver poultry, chickens
Strangles horses, donkeys, mules
Swine brucellosis pigs
Tetanus humans, animals, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses
Transit tetany cattle
Vibriosis (Campylobacteriosis) cattle
Warts on cattle cattle
White spot disease Decapod crustaceans , Prawns, Lobsters, Crabs
White-nose syndrome microchiroptera (insectivorous bats)
Wooden tongue cattle
Worm parasites in poultry poultry, chickens