Category Archives: Biosecurity

Australia’s Biosecurity Future report launched in Canberra

BiosecurityFuturesReport_coverHow to prepare for future biological challenges and what needs to be done to protect Australia’s environment, industries, people and way of life are some of the key issues raised in a new report Australia’s Biosecurity Future launched  in … Read more

Stock Health Monitor goes digital

SHM soon will be available exclusively online.

SHM soon will be available exclusively online.

Animal Health Australia’s specialist publication about livestock production conditions, Stock Health Monitor, is going digital.

The move caters for increasing internet usage by a growing number of producers [1] in Australia who … Read more

Input wanted for identifying current wild dog investment

WilddogProducers and other groups affected by wild dogs are being urged to take part in a national survey to map current investment in wild dog management and to determine future priorities.

It is estimated that wild dogs cost the Australian … Read more

Beef and dairy producers join forces to combat BJD

Some of the members of the Tasmanian Cattle Health Taskforce.

Some of the members of the Tasmanian Cattle Health Taskforce.

Representatives from across the Tasmanian beef and dairy industries have joined forces to form the Tasmanian Cattle Health taskforce.

The move has been prompted by a need to improve awareness … Read more

AHA takes the lead in national RD&E

AHA0353_Animal_Biosecurity_CoverAnimal Health Australia (AHA) is moving ahead in its lead role in implementing the.National Animal Biosecurity Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Strategy.

One of the latest steps was the appointment of Annette Brown, who is providing administration, coordination … Read more

Short films with a long-lasting biosecurity message

FarmbiosecurityTwo short videos to help producers reduce the potential risks of diseases, pests and weeds coming onto or leaving their farm have been added to the Farm Biosecurity Program website.

Videos are one of the tools used by the program … Read more

Updated biosecurity guidelines now available

RAMAnimal Health Australia (AHA) has recently published updated guidelines for participation in the National Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Surveillance Program (NTSESP) and compliance in the Australian Ruminant Feed Ban.

The National Guidelines for Field Operations provides private and public sector field … Read more

Unvaccinated pigeons risk euthanasia

Photo: John Manger

Photo: John Manger

Biosecurity Tasmania has seized a consignment of unvaccinated pigeons at the Tasmanian border – providing a timely reminder about vaccinating pigeons.

Avian paramyxovirus (APMV1) is understood to be still active on mainland Australia, therefore it’s still a … Read more

Quick action prevents Tasmanian weed incursion

SpottedwoolsheepThe vigilance of a Longford landholder has prevented the damaging weed Bathurst burr from taking hold and spreading in the Apple Isle.

Native to South America, Bathurst burr is one of the most common contaminants of wool, becoming entangled in … Read more

Spring into action with your biosecurity planning

SpringlambsWith the arrival of spring, livestock producers are reminded to have their biosecurity plans in place as many pests, diseases and weeds attempt to make a comeback after the winter lull.

Animal Health Australia’s Executive Manager Biosecurity, Duncan Rowland said … Read more

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