Ovine brucellosis accreditation scheme guidelines

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The NSW Ovine Brucellosis Accreditation Scheme was introduced in 1981 to provide biosecurity management guidelines which enable sheep breeders to sell rams that are low risk of carrying ovine brucellosis infection.

The Scheme was developed in consultation with sheep industries and the veterinary profession and is managed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

The Scheme is similar to, though independent of, schemes operating in other States.

The Scheme is well accepted and supported by the sheep industry. At the time of writing, there are in excess of 900 accredited flocks, some of which have maintained continuous accreditation since the Scheme’s inception.