The Absence of Specified Animal Diseases from New Zealand

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14 January 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 Infectious bursal disease
African swine fever Japanese encephalitis
Akabane disease Lumpy skin disease
Anthrax Maedi-visna
Aujeszky’s disease Nairobi sheep disease
Bluetongue Newcastle disease
Bovine anaplasmosis New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax)
Bovine babesiosis Nipah virus encephalitis
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy Old World screwworm (Chrysomya bezziana)
Bovine viral diarrhoea type 2 Ovine pulmonary adenomatosis
Brucella abortus Peste des petits ruminants
Brucella melitensis Porcine cysticercosis
Brucella suis Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome
Chronic wasting disease Pullorum disease
Classical swine fever Q fever
Contagious agalactia Rabies
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia Rift Valley fever
Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia Rinderpest
Dourine (Trypanosoma equiperdum ) 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
Heartwater (Ehrlichia ruminantium) West Nile virus
Highly pathogenic avian influenza  

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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