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African swine fever
As we head into spring much of Australia is looking at a drier-than-average season, though there is always a chance of some much-needed rain. With that rain and warmer weather comes increasing disease risks, prompting Animal Health Australia to issue a reminder about footrot.
In the lead-up to a hot, dry summer, Animal Health Australia (AHA) has joined the call for cattle and sheep producers to consider vaccinating animals against anthrax if they are grazing in or near the nation’s ‘anthrax belt’.
Many producers in areas affected by plant pest incursions are turning to on-farm biosecurity measures.
Some plant industries have appointed specialists to provide biosecurity advice and assistance to growers.
Whether you own one pig or a whole shed-load, you have a role to play in protecting Australia’s pig herd and pork industry from deadly exotic diseases. African swine fever (ASF) continues to move through south-east Asia and Animal Health Australia (AHA) is imploring all pig owners to take biosecurity seriously.