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Whether you own a commercial piggery, 10 sows, or a pet pig, we are all part of the one community – the Australian pig community! To ensure that our community is protected against diseases, we must all do our part in maintaining good biosecurity on our properties. Biosecurity can be simple and practical while still being cost-effective.
The biosecurity environment is a complex space, with many stakeholders having a vested interest in protecting the agricultural industries and the environment from pest, weed and disease incursion.
When a new pest or disease is first detected – particularly if that occurs in an agricultural production area – a decision needs to be made whether it is feasible to eradicate it or whether we need to learn how to manage it.
Researchers recently surveyed growers to find out how effective biosecurity practices were at controlling a soil-borne disease of strawberry. The results clearly demonstrate the benefits to be had from using simple biosecurity measures on your farm.
Animal Health Australia (AHA) and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) have developed a virtual reality tool for producers, Sheep Health Conditions – Carcass Impacts.