The Colorado State Veterinarian's Office is responsible for maintaining the health and integrity of the Colorado livestock herd to provide a safe product for the public.
Reportable Diseases in Colorado
What to Report:
Any suspected clinical case of a reportable disease, which includes:
If an animal dies acutely and was exhibiting clinical signs of a reportable disease, this must be reported even if no diagnostic testing was completed prior to death.
Any highly unusual condition, unusual clinical signs of any kind, and any instance of very high morbiditiy and/or mortality. This includes all foreign animal diseases***, or infectious disease or parasite of livestock which was not previously known to exist in Colorado.
All cases of acute equine neurologic disease must be reported immediately, unless cause is known trauma or toxicity.
Part 12 of the Colorado Livestock Disease Control Rule identifies what information needs to be provided when reporting diseases. Rule is listed here
When to Report:
- All reportable diseases must be reported immediately to the State Veterinarian's Office upon suspicion of clinical disease. Do not wait for test results to report!
- The State Veterinarian's Office can provide guidance to veterinarians on testing, appropriate biosecurity, and additional requirements, as needed.
How to Report:
- Call the State Veterinarian's Office at (303) 869-9130. If after hours, the voice message will indicate which staff veterinarian is on call.
- Call the area Veterinary Medical Officer for your county
- Online submission forms available here:
Select a link below to learn more information about the disease.
- ALL Foreign Animal Diseases ***
- Avian Influenza and Exotic Newcastle Disease
- Brucellosis 1
- Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
- Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
- Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)
- Coxiella burnetii (Q Fever)
- Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease
- Equine Neurologic Disease:
- Equine Encephalitides (EEE, WEE)
- Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy
- Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis
- West Nile Virus
- Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)
- Equine Piroplasmosis
- Equine Viral Arteritis
- Johne’s Disease
- Malignant Catarrhal Fever
- Plague 1, 2
- Psittacosis 1, 2
- Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease
- Rabies 1, 2
- Salmonella (pullorum or enteritidis)
- Scabies (cattle or sheep)
- Tularemia 1, 2
- All Vesicular Diseases, including but not limited to:
- Senecavirus A or Seneca Valley Virus (SVV)
- Vesicular Stomatitis
- West Nile Virus
1 Diseases of interest to small animal veterinarians
2 Diseases also reportable to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (303)692-2700
Laws and Regulations
Colorado Revised Statutes
C.R.S. References for Livestock
Title 35, Article 48: Bulls, Rams and Boars, Sections 35-48-101 to 35-48-104
Title 35, Article 50: Livestock Health Act, Sections 35-50-101 to 35-50-122
Title 35, Article 51: Animal Biological Product, Sections 35-51-101 to 35-51-104
Title 35, Article 52: Hogs, Sections 35-52-101 to 35-52-118
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Instructions for using Lexis Nexis
Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) For Animal Health
Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) for Livestock Disease Control
8 CCR 1201-19 Livestock Disease Control
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|2||Standards for Certificates of Veterinary Inspection||3 - 5|
|3||Commuter Agreement||5 - 7|
|4||Standards for Colorado Approved Feedlots||7 - 9|
|5||Bovine Tuberculosis||9 - 15|
|6||Sheep Brucellosis||16 - 18|
|7||Cattle and Bison Brucellosis||18 - 20|
|8||Equine Infectious Anemia||20 - 24|
|9||Swine Health, Pseudorabies, and Brucellosis||24 - 25|
|10||Trichomoniasis||26 - 31|
|11||Equine Viral Arteritis||32 - 36|
|14 - 15||Reserved||37|
|16||Statements of Basis, Specific Statutory Authority and Purpose||38 - 47|