Veterinary achievements in disease control

Eradicated

Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
Epizootic  lymphangitis
Glanders (farcy)*
Parasitic mange (horses)
Rabies*
Rinderpest (cattle plague)
Sheep pox
Swine fever


Controlled

Anthrax*
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy*
Bovine (and avian) tuberculosis*
Brucellosis*
Duck virus hepatitis
Foot-and-mouth disease
Fowl pest (fowl plague and Newcastle disease)
Influenza, avian and swine*
Sheep scab
Ornithosis*


Subject to investigation

Bovine mastitis
Bovine infertility
Johne’s disease
Nutritional disease(s)

 

All the above diseases subject to State Legislation or intervention.

 

Additionally canine distemper has been (currently) virtually eradicated as a result of veterinary vaccination programmes and equine influenza is also well controlled by voluntary vaccination.

*diseases communicable to man

Compiled by Bruce Vivash Jones, Senior Vice Chairman of the Veterinary History Society, in July 2010, and reproduced with his permission.