Current Alerts

Port Noarlunga Reef prohibition on spearfishing

Spear fishing by hand, gun or other device is prohibited in the Port Noarlunga Reef area.This is consistent with the historical use of the Port Noarlunga Reef as a highly popular swimming location.PIRSA reminds all fishers that any form of spear fish…

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Fruit fly outbreaks in Woodville Gardens & West Hindmarsh areas

An outbreak of Queensland Fruit Fly (Q-fly) has been declared in the Woodville Gardens area following the detection of three male flies in the area on Friday 19 January 2018, and a total of 5 single flies within the previous 14 days.An outbreak of Qu…

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News - Animal Health

Be aware of theileriosis symptoms in your cattle

23 November 2017

PIRSA is advising cattle producers to be alert to any signs of theileriosis, a tick-borne disease which may cause anaemia, weakness and death in animals under stress.

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New diagnostic tool against footrot

17 November 2017

Cutting edge technology is set to speed up the detection of footrot with a statewide 12 month field trial by PIRSA Biosecurity SA.

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Are your NLIS documents complete?

20 September 2017

Sheep and goat producers are being reminded to ensure stock are correctly identified and that the National Vendor Declaration (NVD) is correctly filled out before leaving their property.

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Spring blitz for animal health

28 August 2017

Spring is on the way and livestock producers being reminded to ensure they are ready to protect their animals against a range of animal health risks this season.

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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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