Category Archives: Biosecurity

HenSupport becomes Barnhealth!

AHA_POU_009As part of a suite of improvements, HenSupport has changed its name to Barnhealth.

Egg farmers will now have free access to the new and improved Disorder Identification Tool (DTECT) as well as technical articles, news stories and case studies.… Read more

Hendra virus case confirmed in north Queensland

Budget boostHorse owners are reminded to take steps to protect their animals from the risk of Hendra virus infection with the confirmation of a new case on the Atherton Tablelands.

Queensland Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Allison Crook said a property had … Read more

Market Assurance Program audits on a short break

The MAP has had a high level of compliance by producers during the past 10 years.

The MAP has had a high level of compliance by producers during the past 10 years.

On 3 July 2015, Market Assurance Program (MAP) audits were placed on hold in recognition of the number of audits already successfully completed by producers, … Read more

Help shape a national approach to managing BJD

 Paul Vallier

Photo: Paul Vallier

Australian producers are invited to comment on a second discussion paper published as part of the National Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) Review which is helping determine the future of BJD management in Australia.

Animal Health Australia (AHA) … Read more

Tocal College celebrates its ‘Golden Jubilee’ in July


Celebrate Tocal College’s 50th Anniversary at ‘Back to Tocal’ on 25–26 July.

Tocal College has been the centre of agricultural education for over five decades and this year marks the 50th Anniversary since the college welcomed its first 15 students … Read more

Change or fail: Why human behaviour matters for pest animal control

The new guide explores attitudes and behaviours around pest control.

The new guide explores attitudes and behaviours around pest control.

Is it a pest problem or a people problem when managing the complex challenge of pest animals? The essential ingredient of pest animal communications – to deploy what we know … Read more

Keep market access open – cattle producers’ help wanted

Taking a blood sample for  NAMP.

Taking a blood sample for NAMP.

Cattle producers across Australia are wanted to support the National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP) which monitors the distribution of insect-borne viruses of ruminant livestock, and their insect vectors, in Australia.

Known as NAMP ‘co-operators’, … Read more

Hatch your own biosecurity plan with new manual

AHA0381_Egg_Manual_CoverEgg producers now have a new addition to their biosecurity toolkits with the launch of the National Farm Biosecurity Technical Manual for Egg Production, produced by Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) and Animal Health Australia (AHA).

AHA’s Executive Manager … Read more

Submissions now closed for BJD review

A_Beef%200233_jpgCattle producers and other members of the public had until 3 May to provide comment on a recently-released discussion paper that will help determine the future of Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) management in Australia.

BJD management in Australia is an … Read more

Taking stock to show

Bull-at-the-showWith the annual show season underway kicking off with the Sydney Royal Easter Show, it is a timely reminder of the simple biosecurity measures producers should adopt to prevent unwanted diseases, pests and weeds hitching a ride back from shows … Read more

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