October 15, 2018
Grain growers across Australia are fortunate to have access to biosecurity advice specifically for their industry from Grains Farm Biosecurity Officers in each of the main grain growing states. Officers can work one-on-one with growers to explain simple yet effective ways they can reduce the risks posed by pests, weeds and diseases. The officers work […]
Zoonotic diseases are those that can be transmitted from animals to humans. People that live and work around livestock or wildlife are at greater risk of contracting a zoonotic disease, but anyone in close proximity to any animals should make sure they are zoonosis aware. These diseases have the potential to cause serious long-term health […]
A deadly disease of pigs has animal health officials around the world on high alert, and for good reason. African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to spread in Europe and Asia, with significant herd health and trade implications for pig farmers in affected countries. The ASF virus has been endemic in sub-Saharan Africa for nearly a […]
October 12, 2018
Any threat to bee health in Australia will have significant economic impacts on tree crop industries which depend on the free pollination services they provide. Australia is currently free of one of the worst pests of bees, the Varroa destructor mite. So when the mite was detected on an incoming ship at the Port of […]
September 19, 2018
Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is known to affect cloven hoofed animals, including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, deer, buffalo and camelids. Thankfully Australia is lucky enough not to have this highly contagious disease of livestock. In 2013, The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) estimated the cost of an outbreak of […]
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Don’t let your livestock ‘Suffolk’ from disease – put together a plan and say ‘Meri-no!’ to a biosecurity incursion. Find out more about biosecurity for sheep at: https://t.co/m2l8dkt335 @planthealthaust @FarmBiosecurity
Congratulations to Corey Snell who will be starting as CEO of the @AustVetAssoc in December. We look forward to working with you to continue strengthening our relationship with the AVA. https://t.co/ocycsymvDO
Whether you own one pig or are a commercial pig producer, check out this video for some key tips about pig ownership!
For more information visit https://t.co/noRBjwh0n9
Are you wanting to capture data to make better #biosecurity decisions on-farm? Start off with @FarmBiosecurity’s recording templates. Visit https://t.co/uoDaHCqRBH @planthealthaust
Five scholars from the ACT shared with us their experience at the @CrawfordFund annual conference. Hear from Annamaria De Rosa @ANUmedia, Demi Gamble and Evie Packett @CSIROnews, Joseph Vile @MD_Basin_Auth & Jenny Shanks @planthealthaust: https://t.co/2AOJrXVMqI #cfconf2018
Planning your next overseas trip? Don’t forget to check our #biosecurity rules before you go. Watch the new pre-departure video and remember: if you’re not sure, don’t be sorry, just declare it so a #biosecurityofficer can assess your items | More info https://t.co/DDSIqHUsr6
Spaces are limited!
Hear from Prof Rufus Isaacs (Michigan State Uni) and Bethan Shaw (East Malling Research)
*Launceston* *Coffs Harbour* *Caboolture* *Yarra Valley*
More info & RSVP https://t.co/jnLomsluvA
@Hort_Au @ABCRural @RMConsultingGr @DeptAgNews @planthealthaust
Western Australians: get behind the annual surveillance campaign "Biosecurity Blitz' to help protect the state's #biosecurity reputation. https://t.co/4TB2I9yESp @DPIRDhort @DPIRDmedia
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