Current Alerts

Exotic Plant Pest: Tomato Potato Psyllid and Zebra Chip

Biosecurity SA has implemented a new Condition 17 of the Plant Quarantine Standard South Australia, imposing restrictions and prohibitions on hosts in the solanaceae and convolvulaceae families. This directly effects well-known products like potatoes…

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News - Animal Health

Modified vaccination arrangements for Johne's disease in sheep

25 July 2017

Sheep producers are reminded that a modified approach to the vaccination subsidy for Johne’s disease (JD) in sheep is now in effect in South Australia through an industry endorsed and funded regulated program.

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Keep footrot affected sheep out of our livestock markets

13 June 2017

With the advent of winter Primary Industries and Regions (SA) are urging sheep producers to be vigilant in checking for virulent footrot.

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Transition countdown to new BJD framework

5 June 2017

A new national framework for the management of bovine Johne's disease (BJD) will be fully implemented on 30 June 2017 following a 12-month transition period.

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Mistaking pestivirus for FMD - check with your vet

13 October 2016

Following recent diagnoses of pestivirus in South Australia, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is advising cattle farmers to be on the lookout for signs of the disease.

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SA's wet conditions ideal for spread of arbovirus disease in livestock

13 October 2016

South Australia’s extremely wet conditions over autumn and winter accompanied by mild winter temperatures has created conditions favourable for the incursion of disease-carrying mosquitoes and midges into pastoral areas.

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Animal health threats loom large with changing weather

26 September 2016

Biosecurity SA is urging livestock producers to build their defences against a range of animal health risks this spring.

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New strain of rabbit virus spreads to regions

16 June 2016

Biosecurity SA has confirmed a new strain of calcivirus is sweeping through rabbit colonies in parts of regional South Australia.

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Pigeon disease detected in South Australia

18 January 2016

Pigeon paramyxovirus disease (PMV) has been detected in South Australia, the first formally confirmed case in the State.

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Producer feedback sought on Sheep Fund future

17 November 2015

The South Australian Sheep Advisory Group (SASAG) is seeking producer feedback on the future investment priorities of the SA Sheep Industry Fund (Fund) and the contribution rate to support its activities.

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Riverland poultry owners advised to increase biosecurity surveillance

19 March 2015

Biosecurity SA has advised that it has recently confirmed a case of Infectious Larygotracheitis (ILT) in a backyard poultry flock in the Riverland.

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