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AUSVETPLAN Manuals and Documents

Animal Health Australia (AHA) manages the development and review of the Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan (AUSVETPLAN) on behalf of its Members.

AUSVETPLAN contains the nationally-agreed approach for the response to emergency animal disease (EAD) incidents in Australia. The plan is captured in a series of manuals and supporting documents, as listed below.

1. Overview

Describes the components of AUSVETPLAN and outlines their relationships.

Disease strategies Edition Date Comments
AUSVETPLAN Overview (pdf - 341 KB) 4.0 2018 Updated

2. Disease-specific documents

Disease strategies and response policy briefs contain the agreed policy and supporting technical information for the response to an incident of the disease in Australia. AUSVETPLAN’s scope includes all diseases categorised under the EADRA.

Wildlife Health Australia maintains response guidelines for other diseases of wildlife.

The Bovine tuberculosis case response manual (pdf - 1 MB) provides information on the management of an incident of bovine tuberculosis.

Disease-specific documents Edition Date Comments
African horse sickness (pdf - 137 KB) 2.0 1996 Under review
African swine fever (pdf - 1 MB) 4.1 2016
Anthrax (pdf - 1 MB) 4.1 2017
Aujeszky's disease (pdf - 1 MB) 4.1 2016
Australian bat lyssavirus (pdf - 424 KB) 3.0 2009 Under review
Avian influenza (pdf - 649 KB) 3.4 2011 Under review
Bluetongue (pdf - 601 KB) 4.0 2015  Under review
Bovine brucellosis (pdf - 438 KB) 3.0 2005
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (pdf - 487 KB) 3.2 2012
Classical swine fever (pdf - 388 KB) 4.0 2015
Hendra virus Response Policy Brief (pdf - 1 MB) 4.0 2016
Equine influenza (pdf - 495 KB) 4.0 2016
Influenza A viruses in swine Response Policy Brief (pdf - 331 KB) 4.0 2018 Updated
Foot-and-mouth disease (pdf - 1,021 KB) 3.4 2014 Under review
Infectious bursal disease (pdf - 531 KB) 3.0 2009
Japanese encephalitis (pdf - 89 KB) 2.0 1998 Under review
Lumpy skin disease (pdf - 378 KB) 3.0 2009 Under review
Newcastle disease (pdf - 685 KB) 3.2 2014 Under review
Peste des petits ruminants (pdf - 364 KB) 3.0 2009
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (pdf - 589 KB) 3.0 2006 Under review
Rabies (pdf - 541 KB) 3.0 2011 Under review
Response Policy Briefs (pdf - 615 KB) * 3.6 2018
Rift Valley fever (pdf - 491 KB) 4.0 2016 Under review
Rinderpest (pdf - 391 KB) 3.0 2009
Scrapie (pdf - 417 KB) 3.0 2009 Under review
Screw-worm fly (pdf - 1 MB) 3.0 2007 Under review
Sheep and goat pox (pdf - 353 KB) 3.1 2011
Surra (pdf - 612 KB) 3.0 2006
Swine vesicular disease (pdf - 428 KB) 4.0 2016
Transmissible gastroenteritis (pdf - 427 KB) 4.0 2016
Vesicular stomatitis (pdf - 346 KB) 2.0 1996 Under review

* The ‘Response Policy Briefs’ document covers: Borna disease, brucellosis (due to Brucella melitensis), contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, contagious equine metritis, dourine, East coast fever, encephalitides (tick-borne), epizootic lymphangitis, equine babesiosis, equine encephalomyelitis (eastern, western and Venezuelan), equine encephalosis, Getah virus disease, glanders, haemorrhagic septicaemia, heartwater, Jembrana disease, maedi–visna, Menangle virus (porcine paramyxovirus), Nairobi sheep disease, Nipah virus, Potomac fever, pulmonary adenomatosis, sheep scab, Teschen disease, trichinellosis, vesicular exanthema, Wesselsbron disease and West Nile virus disease.

3. Operational manuals

Describe in detail the recommended procedures for activities that are common to most EAD responses.

Operational manuals Edition Date Comments
Decontamination (pdf - 658 KB) 3.2 2008 Under review
Destruction of animals (pdf - 739 KB) 3.2 2015
Disposal Procedures (pdf - 956 KB) 3.1 2015
Livestock Welfare and Management (pdf - 412 KB) 3.0 2007 Under review
Valuation and Compensation (pdf - 1 MB) 4.0 2017
Wild Animal Response Strategy (pdf - 1 MB) 3.3 2011

4. Enterprise manuals

Provide information and guidance on specific types of enterprises that pose special economic or disease eradication problems or are important in the epidemiology or impact of certain EADs.

The enterprise manuals target personnel:

  • involved in EAD response and decision-making who may be unfamiliar with the operations of that enterprise or industry
  • working in the enterprise or industry and seeking guidance on the
    • operational procedures which may be used in an EAD incident to exclude, contain or eradicate a disease
    • development of EAD preparedness, including contingency plans.
Enterprise manuals Edition Date Comments
Artificial Breeding Centres (pdf - 151 KB) 2.1 1999 Under review
Feedlots (pdf - 479 KB) 3.0 2010
Meat Processing (pdf - 479 KB) 3.0 2007
Pig Industry (pdf - 985 KB) 3.0 2011
Poultry Industry (pdf - 1 MB) 3.1 2017
Saleyards and Transport (pdf - 763 KB) 3.0 2013
Wool Industry (pdf - 3 MB) 3.0 2015
Zoos (pdf - 838 KB) 3.0 2014

5. Management manuals

The Control Centres Management Manual (parts 1 and 2) provides a management structure and an information flow system for handling an EAD outbreak at national, state/territory and local levels.

The Laboratory Preparedness Manual aims to assist veterinary laboratories to prepare a contingency plan for an EAD incident.

Management manuals Edition Date Comments
Control Centres Part 1 (pdf - 1 MB) 4.2 2018 Minor update
Control Centres Part 2 (pdf - 3 MB) 4.1 2018 Minor update
Laboratory Preparedness (pdf - 289 KB) 4.0 2013

Note

AHA gives no warranty that the information contained in AUSVETPLAN or the related resource documents, is correct or complete and shall not be liable for any loss howsoever caused, whether due to negligence or other circumstances, arising from use of reliance on this information.

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Page reviewed: 05/07/2019