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
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 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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Prohibited matter pests and diseases of animals
- Can have serious consequences for trade, production or human health. Contact a vet or call the Animal Biosecurity Emergency Hotline on 1800 675 888 if you see symptoms or deaths in animals that may be due to a prohibited matter pest or disease of animals.
- Notifiable animal pests and diseases in NSW prohibited matter pests and diseases of animals, 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.
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.