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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 1st… Read more
The final draft of the Feedlot Biosecurity Manual is presently with AHA members for endorsement and text for an Egg Farm Biosecurity Manual is nearing completion, according to Duncan Rowland, Executive Manager Biosecurity Services at AHA.
“Over the past few … Read more
AHA’s Dr Ian Langstaff, Manager Disease Surveillance recently returned from a field trip as part of the Northern Australian Quarantine Strategy (NAQS) program. Here is his summary for AHA Update.
Northern Australia is considered especially vulnerable to animal diseases … Read more