Sheep health and diseases
Changes to the management of Johne's Disease in sheep and footrot in South Australia will begin to take effect from 1 July 2018.
Changes to the programs that producers should note:
- Johne's disease in sheep remains a notifiable disease and must be immediately reported to PIRSA Animal Health. See the reporting animal disease page for instructions if you suspect Johne's disease is present in sheep or other species.
- National Vendor Declarations (NVDs) and National Sheep Health Declarations (NSHDs) are still compulsory.
- There is will be increased ability for infected producers to trade sheep. Buyer beware means you need to check the status of animals BEFORE you purchase – check the NVD and NSHD.
- Movement restrictions into SA remain in place. The only change to South Australian entry requirements is the addition of Approved vaccinates for the OJD program.
For more information on the new management arrangements visit the following pages:
- South Australian Ovine Johne's Disease Management Program
- Johne's disease
- Sheep lice
- Ovine Brucellosis
- Enhanced Abattoir Surveillance Program
- Voluntary abattoir surveillance for Johne's disease in sheep
Download the Endemic sheep disease management programs - frequently asked questions ( or ).
Identifying sheep diseases
- Moving sheep and goats within South Australia
- Moving sheep to South Australia from interstate
- Sheep and goat movement documentation
All properties with 1 or more sheep must have a Property Identification Code. See our livestock property registration page for more details.