Animal health and disease
Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases that can pass from animals to humans. Seventy-five per cent of new human diseases are zoonotic.
Information by species
Internal and external parasites, poisoning, diseases and disorders of cattle.
General goat health management, anatomy and physiology, diseases and nutritional deficiencies.
- Honey bees
Information about specific pests and diseases of honey bees from a collection of sources, as well as regulatory information and forms.
Horse feeding and nutrition, welfare, diseases and parasites, poisonings and estimating a horse's weight.
Specific disease information and general information about maintaining pig health and well-being.
Information on avian influenza, Newcastle disease and other diseases of poultry plus measures for preventing disease.
Internal and external parasites, footrot, other diseases including OJD, nutritional disorders, notifiable and emergency diseases.
Farming meat rabbits, planning and development guidelines.
- Alpaca worms an overview
Alpaca are susceptible to both cattle and sheep internal parasites.
Wild and feral animals can carry diseases that can infect people as well as livestock.
Information for veterinarians
- General information for vets
- Resources for market assurance programs approved veterinarians
- Submitting samples from animals
- Animal health problems following floods and drought-breaking rains
- Animal Health Statements
- Animal Health Surveillance newsletter
- Controlling flies on intensive livestock farms
- Emergency animal diseases
- Emergency management
Emergency animal diseases
- Avian influenza (bird flu)
- Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or ‘mad cow disease’)
- Equine influenza
- Foot and mouth disease
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Emergency and notifiable animal diseases
- Emergency animal diseases
can have serious consequences for trade, production or human health. Contact a vet or call the Emergency Animal Disease Hotline on
1800 675 888
if you see symptoms or deaths in animals that may be due to an emergency animal disease.
- Notifiable animal diseases in NSW
A number of animal diseases, including all emergency animal diseases, are notifiable under NSW legislation. This means there's a legal obligation to notify authorities if you know or suspect that an animal has one of these diseases.
- 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.
Other areas of interest
- Laboratory testing services
A range of diagnostic tests to assist vets and growers in improving animal health.
A summary of WormTest results (in sheep) from around NSW.