With the Royal Queensland Show (EKKA) underway and thousands of animals ready to ‘strut their stuff’ in front of the judges, it is a timely reminder of the simple biosecurity measures producers should adopt to prevent unwanted diseases, pests and weeds hitching a ride back from shows and events. Animal Health Australia’s Executive Manager Biosecurity,…Read More
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Hydatid disease is back in the spotlight after the National Sheep Health Monitoring Project (NSHMP) identified an increased incidence of the infection in Queensland and New South Wales last year. The disease is one of the 10 animal health conditions the NSHMP monitors that have the potential to increase meat processing wastage or reduce farm…Read More
Rabbits are an introduced species that threaten ecological, agricultural and forestry assets in Australia and New Zealand. Despite decades of control effort, including the release of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV), rabbits remain a major pest in Australasia. Because eradication of rabbits is not possible, effective management of the rabbit problem requires sustained control, using…Read More
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