Animal Health Australia (AHA) coordinates national animal biosecurity services to protect Australia’s unique environment and support our trade reputation as a supplier of healthy animals and high quality animal products.
AHA’s Biosecurity Program draws together all projects associated with reducing the disease risks facing Australian livestock production industries.
We achieve this by implementing auditable biosecurity standards, freedom assurance programs and disease intervention programs, such as vaccination programs and animal traceability schemes.
- National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)—Australia’s scheme for identifying and tracing livestock
- Biosecurity planning and implementation—essential to reduce the risk of entry and spread of emergency animal diseases
- Newcastle disease (ND) management plan—provides an integrated national approach to ND prevention and management in the poultry industry that aims to reduce the risk and impact of future outbreaks of Australian-origin ND
- Screw-worm Fly Program—raises awareness and promotes the risk of screw-worm fly in Australia
- TSE Freedom Assurance Program—nationally integrated activities to remain free of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), including scrapie and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
- Farm Biosecurity Program is a joint initiative of AHA and Plant Health Australia.
- Prohibited Pig Feed (Swill) Compliance and Awareness Project is a project involving government and industry (Australian Pork Limited) that aims to minimise the chance of an emergency animal disease emergencing in Australia through swill feeding to pigs.
What’s happening in animal biosecurity
- Farm Biosecurity farm gate sign—order a Farm Biosecurity sign for your farm gate to secure your property against diseases, pests and weeds.
- Australia’s Biosecurity System—Australian Government Department of Agriculture
- National Pests & Disease Outbreaks—Australian Government
- Livestock Biosecurity Network