Biosecurity in animal evacuation centres


Congregations of animals from different origins at an evacuation centre present biosecurity risks that require consideration due to increased risk of exposure and spread of infectious diseases. There are some simple things which can be done to reduce disease spread within an evacuation centre and to avoid bringing diseases back home when animals return.

Topics in this Primefact include:

  • Know who to contact
  • Induction to the centre
  • What to do with sick animals
  • Hygiene when dealing with animals
  • Vaccination status
  • Reducing risk of human infection
  • Feed and water
  • Precautions when returning home


Primefact 1715 First Edition

Published: Jan 2020