The Absence of Specified Animal Diseases from New Zealand

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1 December 2015

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 Highly pathogenic avian influenza
African swine fever Infectious bursal disease
Akabane disease Japanese encephalitis
Anthrax Lumpy skin disease
Aujeszky's disease Maedi-visna
Bluetongue Nairobi sheep disease
Bovine anaplasmosis Newcastle disease
Bovine babesiosis New world screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax)
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy Nipah virus encephalitis
Bovine viral diarrhoea type 2 Old world screwworm (Chrysomya bezziana)
Brucella abortus Ovine pulmonary adenomatosis
Brucella melitensis Peste des petits ruminants
Brucella suis Porcine cysticercosis
Chronic wasting disease Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome
Classical swine fever Pullorum disease
Contagious agalactia Q fever
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia Rabies
Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia Rift Valley fever
Contagious equine metritis Rinderpest
Dourine (Trypanosoma equiperdum) Salmonellosis (S. abortusovis)
Duck viral enteritis Schmallenberg virus
Duck viral hepatitis Scrapie
Echinococcosis/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 Tannulata)
Equine infectious anaemia Tracheal mite (Acarapis woodi)
Equine influenza Transmissible gastroenteritis
Equine viral arteritis Tropilaelapsmites
European foulbrood Trypanosomiasis (tsetse transmitted)
Foot and mouth disease Turkey rhinotracheitis
Fowl typhoid Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
Glanders Vesicular stomatitis
Heartwater (Ehrlichia ruminantium) West Nile virus

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

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