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A controlled animal disease is defined as "any animal disease in respect of which any general or particular control measure has been prescribed, and any animal disease which is not indigenous or native to the Republic" in terms of the Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act No 35 of 1984). These controlled animal diseases, are diseases with the potential to spread rapidly, have severe trade implications, may be transmissible to humans, and it is not possible for the average South African citizen to bring these disease outbreaks under control due to the enormous financial costs involved in the control of these diseases.
A notifiable animal disease is defined as "an animal disease specified in Annexure 3" in Regulation No. R. 1023 of 27 May 1994, in terms of the Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act No 35 of 1984).
There are no prescribed control measures for outbreaks of notifiable animal diseases, as the average South African citizen has the financial means to prevent and control outbreaks of notifiable
animal diseases. Outbreaks or suspected outbreaks of notifiable diseases, must however be reported to the state veterinarian.
Dr Sunelle Strydom
for DIRECTOR Animal Health
Directorate Animal Health
Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
Tel: +27 (0) 12 319 7585
Fax: +27 (0) 12 319 7470
9 April 2012
9 April 2012