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:

Download the Endemic sheep disease management programs - frequently asked questions (PDF 412.2 KB or DOCX 158.8 KB).

Identifying sheep diseases

Sheep Diseases - The Farmers' Guide (PDF 4.3 MB)

Sheep movement

Sheep identification

All properties with 1 or more sheep must have a Property Identification Code. See our livestock property registration page for more details.

South Australian Sheep Advisory Group (SASAG)

Page Last Reviewed: 07 Mar 2019
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