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Following diagnosis or strong suspicion of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), state and territory governments will implement a livestock standstill across Australia, including in unaffected regions.

There are many infectious emergency diseases of pigs that do not occur in Australia.

In Western Australia, commercial poultry owners must comply with surveillance, reporting and biosecurity requirements in order to reduce the risk of Newcastle disease being introduced to their floc

If an emergency animal disease such as foot-and-mouth disease was found in Australia, a national livestock standstill would be implemented immediately.

Early recognition of disease is one of the most important factors influencing the control of disease and the reduction of its impact on industry and the community.

Australia is free of scrapie, which is a fatal, progressive, degenerative disease of the central nervous system of sheep and goats.

The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 requires that certain diseases must be reported to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) if they are kno

Hendra virus is an emergency animal disease transmitted to horses by flying foxes (fruit bats).

Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by an influenza virus.

Newcastle disease is a severe viral disease of poultry and other birds.

Screw worm fly is considered the most serious exotic pest threatening Australia's livestock industries and could cost up to $500 million a year in lost production and control measures if it entered

Western Australia's access to livestock and livestock product export markets, worth about $2 billion annually, relies on Australia being free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).

African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious virus that causes an often fatal disease in pigs and wild boar.

Anthrax is a bacterial disease of animals, most commonly seen in cattle, sheep and goats.

Classical swine fever (CSF), also known as hog cholera, is a highly contagious disease of pigs caused by a pestivirus. The disease only affects pigs and is exotic to Australia.

Western Australia has a well-deserved reputation for producing healthy livestock that are free of diseases and residues that could harm human health or damage our markets.

Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) is a virus that infects Australian flying foxes (fruit bats) and microbats.

Caution: Anthrax is a serious zoonotic disease.

 ‘One Health’ is an internationally supported approach that recognises that the health and well-being of animals, people and the environment are closely linked and that international, national and

Western Australia is free of most of the significant diseases that affect animals in other parts of the world.

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