Current Alerts

Oyster virus detected in Port River

Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus has been detected in feral Pacific Oysters in the Port River. At this stage POMS has not been detected in South Australian oyster farming areas.To reduce the risk of POMS spreading, PIRSA has implemented…

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Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak declared in Kilburn area

An outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) has been declared in the Kilburn area following the detection of a single female fly on Friday 2 February 2018, with a total of three single flies detected within the previous 14 days.A 1.5 kilometre q…

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Queensland fruit fly outbreak declared in Brooklyn Park area

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) has been declared in Brooklyn Park following a larval detection confirmed in the area on Wednesday 14 February 2018.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area has been established around the outbreak, and an eradicati…

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News - Animal Health

Regulation changes for honey bee industry align with best practice

3 April 2018

The South Australian honeybee industry is set to follow the latest in biosecurity best practice with changes to the Livestock Regulations 2013 to take effect this month (April).

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New mandatory reporting to PigPass strengthens the state’s livestock biosecurity

24 January 2018

A new National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) Pig Standard is set to take effect from 1 February 2018.

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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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