Category Archives: Biosecurity

New AUSVETPLAN resource document available

New_Austvetplan_poultry_smAfter extensive consultation with our members and stakeholders, Animal Health Australia (AHA) has now published the new AUSVETPLAN resource document: Methods of destruction for poultry, zoo/pet birds and aviary species.

To be read in conjunction with the AUSVETPLAN Operational Procedures … Read more

Consultation closes for new NSW Biosecurity Framework

NSW Biosecurity FrameworkThe New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has conducted a series of consultations on its recently released Biosecurity Framework.

The draft framework outlines all future legislative tools and powers NSW DPI will use to improve management of biosecurity … Read more

Paratuberculosis – not prosciutto – a hit in Parma

Over 300 delegates from attended ICP 11 held in Sydney in 2012.

Over 300 delegates from 36 countries attended the 11th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis held in Sydney in 2012.

Animal Health Australia (AHA) will be representing Australia’s livestock industries at the 12th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis (ICP) to held on 22 … Read more

Animal health in Australia 2013 report released

AHIA 2013_coverThe latest report of Australia’s animal health status, Animal health in Australia 2013, is now available on the Animal Health Australia (AHA) website.

AHIA 2013 is the 17th edition in the series and it is distributed to international and national … Read more

Antivirals development boosted with new laboratory

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CSIRO and Deakin University officially opened the new high-tech national research facility last week, which is located inside the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong.

Director of AAHL, Dr Kurt Zuelke, said the new laboratory will provide more specialised techniques, … Read more

Animal Health Australia welcomes budget boost to biosecurity

Budget boostAnimal Health Australia (AHA) today welcomed the $20 million boost to biosecurity included in a total $150 million package for agriculture announced yesterday in the 2014 Australian Government Budget.

Welcoming the measures, AHA CEO Ms Kathleen Plowman, said the government’s … Read more

Tasmanian producers on alert for Acute Bovine Liver Disease

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The current seasonal conditions in many parts of Tasmania has increased the risk of Acute Bovine Liver Disease (ABLD) in the coming weeks warns the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).

ABLD, previously known … Read more

Biosecurity alert – ryegrass staggers about this year

CRyegrass staggers is on the rise according to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).

Feedback from DPIPWE field staff and producers is indicating that ryegrass staggers may be occurring more this year than normal, exacerbated by … Read more

New Biosecurity Incident Public Information Manual now available

BIPIM PicEffective communication is vital in responding to a biosecurity incident and keeping the public informed improves the effectiveness of actions taken to assist with recovery. In order to better support the response, Animal Health Australia (AHA) has now published the … Read more

The results are in!

LPC0364_jpg Animal Health Australia (AHA) and Plant Health Australia (PHA), through our partnership in the Farm Biosecurity program, are committed to undertaking regular producer surveys to track trends in attitudes towards farm biosecurity and measure producer awareness of the program and its key … Read more

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