Category Archives: Biosecurity

Winner announced for 2013 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year

In a first for the Australian Farmer of the Year Awards, an aquaculture business has not only been chosen as a finalist in the 2013 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award, but has taken the title.

The 2013 … Read more

Conference: Science into policy – improving uptake and adoption of research

Information and registration is now available for the Conference: Science into policy – improving uptake and adoption of research, being held in Brisbane over two days, 12 - 13 November 2013.

Researchers and policy makers have recognised there is a disconnect … Read more

Communications Coordinator

Harley McNamara is AHA’s newest member of staff to come on board as Communications Coordinator. He replaces Martin Blaszczyk, who has moved onto a new position at the Australian National University.

Harley will drive awareness campaigns about farm biosecurity and the actions, … Read more

New AHA Surveillance Information Coordinator

Kim Wearn recently joined the team at AHA and has written a short introduction for AHA Update:

I recently join AHA as the Surveillance Information Coordinator working alongside Dr Ian Langstaff, Manager of Disease Surveillance. A focus of my role … Read more

CSIRO launches Biosecurity Flagship

AHA CEO Mike Bond and senior staff attended the launch of the CSIRO Biosecurity Flagship in Canberra last week.

The Biosecurity Flagship initiative brings a national perspective and focus on the science needed to tackle biological threats to Australia. It … Read more

Nominate for Ralph Hood Award – entries close 31 August

The $15,000 Animal Health Australia Ralph Hood Award acknowledges someone with leadership potential and a strong commitment in their organisation or field to improve animal health in Australia. The award will be provided to enable the winner to engage in … Read more

Ralph Hood Award 2013 nominations open

The Ralph Hood Award honours the memory of Ralph Hood, former Chief Executive of AHA and his contribution to Australia’s animal health system and nominations for the 2013 award are now open.

It recognises a strong commitment to improving Australia’s … Read more

New declaration form for alpaca and llama shows and sales

The Australian Alpaca Association (AAA) and the Federal Council of Agricultural Societies (FCAS) have signed off on an updated herd health declaration form for alpaca and llama shows and sales.

The new declaration is available to download from the Farm Biosecurity website … Read more

Animal health alerts – forewarned is forearmed

After close consideration of feedback on an alpha version of the Animal Health Alerts smartphone application for surveillance, Animal Health Australia (AHA) collaborated with the Victorian Government Department of Environment and Primary Industries and Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) to convene … Read more

Sheep veterinarians call for conference papers

The Australian Sheep Veterinarians Executive Committee is now calling for papers on a range of themes for the stand-alone Australian Sheep Veterinarian’s conference to be held in Albany, Western Australia on the weekend of August 30th to September 1stRead more

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