- Information for vets
- Livestock health and disease
- Livestock movements
- National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)
Notifiable animal diseases
- Notifiable animal diseases in NSW
A number of animal diseases, including all emergency animal diseases, are notifiable under NSW legislation.
- You can notify of a suspected or confirmed notifiable disease using the online form or fill in the notifiable animal disease form (PDF 44KB) and fax it to NSW DPI Biosecurity on 02 6361 9976.
What is animal biosecurity?
Animal biosecurity is all about protecting the economy, human health and the environment from problems associated with pests and diseases of animals.
NSW DPI and the Livestock Health and Pest Authorities (formerly Rural Lands Protection Boards) are partners in the delivery of animal biosecurity. They work with livestock owners, livestock industries, rural communities and other stakeholders to ensure the quality and safety of NSW livestock and livestock products.
The role of veterinary practitioners
Vets are a crucial link in the biosecurity chain. They collect surveillance information, give expert biosecurity advice to livestock owners and industries and provide a vital front-line resource in the fight against important animal diseases. The veterinary practitioner page gives practitioners up-to-date information on issues such as influenza in pigs, hendra in horses and theileriosis in cattle.
The role of livestock producers and stock owners
Livestock producers and owners are in the best position to protect their own animals, and those of their neighbours and the wider livestock industries, by adopting good biosecurity practices.
Simple measures such as:
- checking your own animals regularly and reporting anything unusual;
- introducing only healthy animals and initially isolating them from your own stock;
- taking care when agisting; and
- keeping fences secure;
are all good biosecurity practices.
The NSW DPI livestock page provides producers with information about topics such as:
- enterprise management
- health and disease
- livestock movements
- animal welfare.
Reporting emergency animal diseases
Emergency animal diseases can have serious consequences for trade, production or human health. If you suspect an emergency animal disease or see sympoms or deaths in animals that may be due to an emergency animal disease, dont delay! Ring the 24 hour hotline:
- Emergency Animal Disease Hotline 1800 675 888
If you have a particular query or comment, please email the NSW DPI's Biosecurity Branch on firstname.lastname@example.org