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Animal Health Australia (AHA) is a not-for-profit public company established in 1996 by the Australian, state and territory governments and major national livestock industry organisations. AHA works with its members to maintain and improve Australia’s favourable animal health status, to ensure the viability of Australia’s livestock and aquatic industries.

For media enquiries please contact Jackie Poyser, Executive Manager Communications and Training at or 0410 994 410.

Media releases – 2018


29 May

New cattle surveillance project to support producers limit their losses from endemic disease


16 April

Aquatic biosecurity awareness – what’s it all about?

4 April

Johne’s disease testing underpins high assurance scores


5 March

Last call for sheep farmers to have their say on OJD


27 February

Record response to poultry welfare standards during public consultation

12 February

Time’s running out to have your say on poultry welfare standards

Media releases – 2017


21 December

Animal Health Australia response to ABC article on draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry 


27 November 

Poultry welfare standards now open for public consultation

6 November 

Staying one step ahead of FMD (a joint release with funding and research partners)


17 August

Mixed livestock producers should be biosecurity aware (A joint release with Cattle Council of Australia, Sheepmeat Council Australia and WoolProducers Australia)


21 July

Pigs should not ‘pig out’ on food waste

5 July

Good biosecurity practices protect livestock producers (A joint release with Meat & Livestock Australia)


14 June

Biosecurity focus the way of the future for livestock producers

1 June

Johnes disease in cattle: Transitional arrangements end 30 June 2017


19 April

Johne’s disease in cattle: the next phase


8 March

Australian Biosecurity Awards: the winner is … us!


23 February

Don’t buck the trend: Welfare guide gets thumbs up from goat producers

Media releases – 2016


22 September

CattleMAP: the next steps in the new approach to JD in cattle

7 September

A new partnership ushers in an era of strengthened on-farm biosecurity


23 August

No more kidding around with welfare


24 June

New approach to Johne’s disease in cattle commences 1 July 2016


27 May

International report confirms Australia is a world leader in animal health and biosecurity

24 May

BJD Review – Evaluation of CattleMAP and suspension of testing begins

3 May

New approach to managing BJD continues to make progress


2 March

AUSVETPLAN a winner at the 2016 Australian Biosecurity Awards


16 February

Producer interest front and centre in the new national approach to managing BJD

Media releases – 2015


26 August

Stock feed retailers a vital line of defence against Mad cow disease (pdf - 23 KB)


27 July

WA to have its say on BJD (pdf - 20 KB)


12 June

Help shape a national approach to BJD (pdf - 199 KB)


21 April

Got something to say about BJD? (pdf - 136 KB)


20 February

Forum kick starts new way forward (pdf - 127 KB)


Animal Health Australia to conduct BJD review (pdf - 103 KB)

8 January

Make stock surveillance your New Year’s resolution (pdf - 134 KB)


Page reviewed: June 1, 2018