The Absence of Specified Animal Diseases from New Zealand

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1 April 2014
To whom it may concern:


As New Zealand’s Director Investigation and Diagnostic Centres & Response, I confirm that the following specified animal
diseases are absent from New Zealand.

African horse sickness Japanese encephalitis
African swine fever Lumpy skin disease
Akabane disease Maedi-visna
Anthrax Nairobi sheep disease
Aujeszky’s disease Newcastle disease
Bluetongue New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax)
Bovine anaplasmosis Nipah virus encephalitis
Bovine babesiosis Old World screwworm (Chrysomya bezziana)
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy Ovine pulmonary adenomatosis
Bovine viral diarrhoea type 2 Peste des petits ruminants
Brucella abortus Porcine cysticercosis
Brucella melitensis Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome
Brucella suis Pullorum disease
Chronic wasting disease Q fever
Classical swine fever Rabies
Contagious agalactia Rift Valley fever
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia Rinderpest
Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia Salmonellosis (S.abortusovis)
Duck viral enteritis Schmallenberg virus
Duck viral hepatitis Scrapie
Echinococosis/hydatidosis Sheep pox and goat pox
Enzootic abortion of ewes Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)
Epizootic haemorrhagic disease Swine vesicular disease
Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern and Western) Theileriosis (T. parva and T. annulata)
Equine infectious anaemia Tracheal mite (Acarapis woodi)
Equine influenza Transmissible gastroenteritis
Equine viral arteritis Tropilaelaps mites
European foulbreed Trypanosomiasis (tsetse transmitted)
Foot and mouth disease Turkey rhinotracheitis
Fowl typhoid Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
Glanders Vesicular stomatitis
Highly pathogenic avian influenza West Nile virus
Infectious bursal disease  

New Zealand has legislation prohibiting the feeding of ruminant material to ruminants; this legislation has been in place since 2000.

It should be noted that the lists presented above are not exhaustive; further information regarding diseases not present in New Zealand or New Zealand's disease status can be obtained by emailing:

Veronica Herrera Signature

Veronica Herrera
Director Investigation and Diagnostic Centres & Response

Page last updated: 10 April 2014