The Illinois Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare is responsible for the detection and eradication of certain animal diseases.  State and federal veterinarians perform epidemiologic investigations, develop plans to eradicate disease in infected herds, and monitor and test animals.  Animal Health and Welfare investigators assist state and federal veterinarians with livestock testing and test poultry for disease to ensure livestock owners comply with testing requirements. These officials also inspect livestock markets for proper sanitation, monitor livestock identification and ensure animals are transported properly.   There are several program diseases which can be found under species specific livestock pages HERE.  Below is a list of all encompassing reportable diseases.  

Suspected cases of the following diseases shall be reported immediately to the Department at 217-782-4944:

  • anthrax
  • avian influenza
  • bluetongue
  • brucellosis - bovine, canine, swine, equine, and caprine
  • chronic wasting disease (CWD) - cervids
  • contagious equine metritis (CEM)
  • equine infectious anemia (EIA)
  • equine viral encephalitides
  • fowl typhoid
  • hog cholera
  • infectious encephalomyelitis - avian
  • infectious laryngotracheitis
  • monkeypox
  • Mycoplasma gallisepticum - turkeys
  • Mycoplasma synoviae - turkeys
  • Newcastle disease
  • paramyxovirus infection
  • paratuberculosis - (Johne's disease)
  • piroplasmosis
  • plague
  • pseudorabies - (Aujeszky's disease)
  • psittacosis - (ornithosis)
  • pullorum disease
  • Q fever
  • rabies
  • salmonella enteritidis - poultry
  • salmonella typhimurium - poultry
  • scabies - cattle and sheep
  • scrapie
  • transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE)
  • trichinellosis
  • tuberculosis - bovine
  • tularemia
  • vesicular conditions of any type
  • West Nile Virus
  • any contagious or infectious disease presently considered as "exotic", i.e., not known to exist in the United States
When reporting confirmed cases please have history, testing information, animal and producer information.