Category Archives: Biosecurity

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

New bovine Johne’s disease resource for cattle producers


Photo: Sharon Lohse

Cattle producers now have a new tool to help avoid and control bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) on their properties with Animal Health Australia’s (AHA) comprehensive suite of BJD pages on the AHA website.

These new webpages provide … Read more

New aquatic project manager at AHA

Dr Jane Frances will manage AHA's new aquatic animal disease arrangements project.

Ms Jane Frances will manage AHA’s new aquatic animal disease arrangements project.

AHA members are waiting with ‘baited’ breath for the start of a new project dedicated to the development of formal industry-government aquatic animal disease response arrangements.

While Australia … Read more

August a big month for Exercise Odysseus

Industry and government come together at NMG exercise. Photo: Department of Agriculture.

Industry and government come together at NMG exercise. Photo: Department of Agriculture.

A number of Exercise Odysseus activities were held in Canberra late last month as part of the national livestock standstill exercise program to enhance government and industry preparedness … Read more

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