Bluetongue virus is a reportable disease
Bluetongue virus (BTV) disease is a reportable animal disease under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007. The presence or suspicion of this disease must be reported immediately to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).
To report signs of bluetongue disease, contact:
- your local veterinarian or DPIRD veterinarian
- after hours: Emergency Animal Disease hotline on 1800 675 888.
Any detection of bluetongue virus antibodies on serum testing by your veterinarian is also reportable.