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Emergency Preparedness

  1. Do you know the signs of Foot and Mouth Disease?

    19 Sep 2018

    Jess Rummery, Biosecurity and Extension Manager, Northern Australia. Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is known to affect cloven hoofed animals, including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, deer, buffalo and came...
  2. AHA’s Annual Report now available

    03 Nov 2015

    This year’s report has been revamped to make it easier for Members to find summaries of AHA’s projects, program deliverables and outcomes, company activities and financial performance during 2014-...
  3. Hendra virus vaccine receives registration from APVMA

    05 Aug 2015

    The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has registered the Hendra virus vaccine, Equivac® HeV, after nearly three years of positive uptake. Equivac® HeV passed every as...
  4. Hendra virus case confirmed in north Queensland

    24 Jul 2015

    Horse 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 Off...
  5. It’s a wrap – Exercise Odysseus is a success

    27 Jun 2015

    Exercise Odysseus was a program of more than 40 activities conducted in 2014–15 by the Australian Government, state and territory governments, livestock and allied industries. The program assessed a...
  6. Exercise Slapstick shows emergency vaccinations are a serious contender in controlling an FMD outbreak

    05 Jun 2015

    National rapid response team (RRT) personnel, vaccine experts, industry and government stakeholders from across Australia recently participated in a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccination exercise h...
  7. Tocal College celebrates its ‘Golden Jubilee’ in July

    02 Jun 2015

    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 in March 1965. Since then, h...
  8. Improved Hendra virus vaccine information

    01 Apr 2015

    Information about the Hendra virus vaccine and the current permit arrangements for the vaccine is now available on the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) website.  As we...
  9. AHA hosts NCN meeting in Canberra

    08 Jan 2015

    Animal Health Australia (AHA) hosted the last face-to-face meeting of The Biosecurity Incident National Communication Network (NCN) for 2014 in Canberra on 3–4 December 2014. With an extensive agend...
  10. 2014 Ralph Hood winner announced

    03 Dec 2014

    Dr Andrew Bean, Group Leader, Disease Prevention and Detection at CSIRO’s Biosecurity Flagship was announced as this year’s winner of the Ralph Hood Award at Animal Health Australia’s annual gen...

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