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Pests, diseases and disorders of animals

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 Horses, donkeys, mules and zebras are the primary hosts for African horse sickness., Dogs eating viscera and blood from infected horses are also known to be affected. While antibodies have been reported in several other species, they are not considered to be significant in the epidemiology of the disease.
African swine fever Pigs – domestic and feral
Akabane cattle, sheep, buffalo, camels, horses, goats, dogs
Anthrax cattle, sheep, horses, goats, pigs, dogs, humans
Australian bat lyssavirus bats, flying foxes, horses, humans, dogs, cats, microbats, insectivorous bats
Avian influenza birds, poultry, turkeys, chickens
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
Caprine arthritis encephalitis goats
Cat-scratch disease cats, humans
Cattle tick cattle, horses, goats, sheep, deer, camels, alpaca, vicuna, guanacos, buffaloes
Coccidiosis poultry, chickens
Copper deficiency in ruminants ruminants, sheep, cattle, goats, buffalo, deer, camels
Cryptococcosis humans, cats, dogs, horses, cattle, sheep, ferrets, koalas
Enzootic bovine leucosis cattle, buffalo
Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) horses, donkeys
Equine infectious anaemia horses
Equine influenza horses
Equine viral arteritis horses
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
Giardiasis mammals, humans, dogs, birds
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
Intestinal torsion pigs
Japanese encephalitis horses, pigs, cattle, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, rodents, snakes, frogs, humans
Johne's disease cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, alpaca, llama, camels, deer
Leptospirosis cattle, pigs, sheep, dogs, horses, farm animals
Leptospirosis in pigs pigs
Listeriosis cattle, pigs, sheep, dogs, horses, farm animals
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
Ovine brucellosis sheep
Piglet anaemia pigs
Piglet scours pigs
Porcine sarcoptic mange pigs
Psittacosis birds, humans
Q fever cattle, sheep, goats, bandicoots, kangaroos, wallabies
Rabies foxes, raccoons, wolves, bats, humans, cats, sheep, pigs, horses, cattle, potentially any other mammal
Ringworm cattle, sheep, goats, horses, dogs, cats, pigs, humans
Salmonella cattle, sheep, goats, horses, dogs, cats, pigs, humans
Screw-worm fly all domestic and wild mammals, humans, birds.
Spotty liver poultry, chickens
Strangles horses, donkeys, mules
Swine brucellosis pigs
Swine influenza pigs, humans
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