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This fact sheet has been prepared for pig producers to assist in the control of mosquitoes in piggeries. It was developed in March 2022 by the Japanese encephalitis Vector Management Group – consisting of agriculture and health agencies, and the pork industry.Learn more
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The best defence against pests and diseases is to implement sound biosecurity practices on your farm. Quick and simple measures built into everyday practice will help protect your farm and your future.
Almost anything moved onto your property can be a potential source of pests and diseases for livestock and plants. Monitor animals or plant materials that enter the property, as well as sources of water, feed and fertiliser.Continue reading
Responsibility for biosecurity doesn’t end when plant products or animals leave the farm gate. The measures in place on your property support biosecurity in your region.Continue reading
Feral animals, plant pests and weeds are a widespread nuisance but can also cause harm to your business, so they need to be actively controlled.Continue reading
If it can move, it can carry diseases, pests and weeds. That's why people, vehicles and equipment pose a high biosecurity risk and should be managed accordingly.Continue reading
Good on-farm hygiene reduces the risk of spreading pests and diseases. You can implement simple hygiene practices with feed and water sources, product packaging, storage facilities, livestock husbandry, waste materials and plant propagation.Continue reading
Ensure that staff are well trained and that you have the ability to trace where animals or plants have come from and where they went. Keep accurate records of purchases, sales and movements.Continue reading
On 7 May 2022 Animal Health Australia ran a lamb marking workshop in Southern New South Wales with 20 smallholders from the region, who wanted to develop some new skills.
As of May 2022, an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has been reported in Indonesia. Australia remains free of FMD, and it should be noted that Australia has detailed, well-rehearsed FMD response plans and arrangements in place. Governments and industry’s preparedness is continuously reviewed. However, it’s crucial that livestock producers are on high alert and begin to put preventative measures in place now.
It’s you who helps maintain Australia’s freedom from such things as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), a rare class of neurological diseases. It’s a mouthful of words for various fatal diseases that have no validated live animal tests, no treatments, and no vaccines.
More than 400 of the country’s leading innovative minds and influential players recently converged on the Gold Coast for the 2nd Australian Biosecurity Symposium, to network, brainstorm and unite under a common purpose to accelerate biosecurity reform.
Australian grain has a healthy export market, accounting for 16 per cent of the country’s agricultural export income. Grain quality and stringent measures across the value chain to ensure it is safe to consume help facilitate access to key export markets.
The 2021-2031 National Plant Biosecurity Strategy (NPBS) was released by Plant Health Australia and (PHA) provides a framework to strengthen Australia’s plant biosecurity system over the next decade.
Mango and lychee growers in Australia should become familiar with and be on the lookout for the exotic pest, Mango shoot looper (Perixera illepidaria) – detected in Far North Queensland last year, and most recently in the Northern Territory.
Bronwyn Hendry, Head of Program Animal Health, Surveillance and Monitoring at Animal Health Australia sat down with us to talk about Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD): what it is, what to look out for, and how to protect your farm.
Controlling mosquito populations around your farm is crucial to preventing the spread of Japanese encephalitis (JE) and other diseases for you and your piggery. While the information in this article applies to humans and pigs, much can also be applied to other livestock.
Plant pests and diseases can have a serious impact on your business, industry and community. By reporting anything unusual, you help protect your bottom line but also help reduce the likelihood that new pests are here to stay.