Cattle health and disease

The resources below are for dairy and/or beef cattle. A resource may be applicable to one particular production system or both. If in doubt, contact your relevant livestock officer.


Jetting cattle 

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 watch 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.
  • Notifiable animal disease form (PDF 225KB)
    You can use this form (on the final page) to notify the knowledge or suspicion of a notifiable animal disease.

Veterinary laboratory manual

  • The 'Vet lab manual'
    This manual is aimed at providing accessible, up-to-date information to laboratory clients to assist in the submission of diagnostic specimens.