Livestock SA to host exotic disease webinar next week

Sheep Central, July 29, 2022

A SOUTH Australian emergency animal disease webinar covering state and nation biosecurity issues will be hosted by Livestock SA next week.

As the Australian livestock industry ramps up its vigilance to keep Foot and Mouth Disease out of the country, Livestock SA has invited key industry experts and decision-makers to the webinar on Thursday, 4 August from 5.30-6.45pm.

A panel of speakers will outline what specific activities are in place to safeguard South Australia from an EAD outbreak and answer any questions from producers, especially from those in South Australia.

The panel speakers will include Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Clare Scriven MLC, Biosecurity SA chief veterinary officer Dr Mary Carr, Livestock SA chief executive officer Travis Tobin, Livestock SA biosecurity officer Pene Keynes and an Animal Health Australia representative.

Livestock SA said all livestock industry stakeholders are invited to join this session for answers on:

  • What is the State Government doing to protect the SA livestock industry?
  • What is Livestock SA doing to support SA producers?What measures are being taken in Bali and at the border to stop FMD from entering Australia? Why hasn’t the border to Indonesia been shut?
  • What would happen in an Emergency Animal Disease outbreak in Australia?
  • What biosecurity practices should we be implementing? Why can’t we vaccinate all animals with FMD vaccines?

Click here to register for the webinar.


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