Why must you report an emergency animal disease?
An emergency animal disease has severe consequences for:
- livestock production and/or
- exports of livestock and livestock products and/or
- human health and/or
- national or industry revenue.
When should I suspect an emergency animal disease?
You should suspect an emergency animal disease if you see:
- unusual signs in stock (new or more severe signs or more stock affected than expected)
- large numbers of stock deaths
- a big drop in expected production and growth rates.
What should I do if I see unusual signs of disease in my animals?
- Call a vet — your private vet or a DPIRD vet.
- Call your local DPIRD office.
- Call the emergency animal disease hotline, which operates seven days a week, on 1800 675 888.