Providing practical information to help you protect your farm from biosecurity risks

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Vegetable leaf miner in the Cape York Peninsula

July 2, 2015

The vegetable leaf miner (Liriomyza sativae) is continuing its march across the globe and was recently detected on mainland Australia for the first time, having been island hopping across Torres Strait since about 2008. On the march Vegetable leafminer was first detected by biosecurity officers working for the Northern Australian Quarantine Strategy as part of […] Read more
Alpaca and Llama owners now have a new biosecurity tool with the introduction of the National South American and Camelid Declaration and Waybill.
Photo: Glynda Bluhm

New biosecurity tool for alpaca producers

June 5, 2015

With an estimated 150,000 animals across the country, Australia’s alpaca industry plays an important role in Australia’s livestock value chain, which is why preventing and controlling diseases in Australia’s South American camelid population is critical. Animal Health Australia (AHA) and the Australian Alpaca Association have developed a new tool in the fight against disease, with […] Read more
Vaccinating sheep with Gudair® is a key tool in the fight to control the spread of ovine Johne’s disease (OJD) in Australia.

OJD vaccination still important in endemic areas

June 5, 2015

Vaccinating sheep with Gudair® is a key tool in the fight to control the spread of ovine Johne’s disease (OJD) in Australia. Trial work has shown that when this vaccine is administered to animals prior to exposure to the bacteria that cause OJD, it reduces shedding of the bacteria, delays the onset of clinical disease […] Read more

Biosecurity really is everyone’s responsibility

June 5, 2015

New biosecurity laws for Queensland will make managing biosecurity risks everyone’s responsibility. The introduction of a general biosecurity obligation under the new Biosecurity Act 2014, which is expected to come into force in early 2016, will mean that Queenslanders will have to take an active role in managing biosecurity risks under their control. A biosecurity […] Read more
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Something fishy about mock Karnal bunt incursion

June 5, 2015

Over the next year, there will be three biosecurity ‘fire drills’ run on one of the most potentially damaging pests of grains. The three simulation exercises will look at different aspects of an incursion of a fungal pest of stored grain called Karnal bunt (Tilletia indica). Dr Stephen Dibley, Plant Health Australia’s Program Manager, Training […] Read more