Emergency animal disease events

Emergency animal disease events

Australia currently has a disease-free status for foot-and-mouth disease and lumpy skin disease, however recent cases in countries near our borders have raised the risk profile of these diseases.

Our expert staff will be providing information and advice to help producers recognise the signs of foot-and-mouth disease and lumpy skin disease, and provide advice on prevention at the following workshops.

Other Local Land Services events running presently will have information on foot-and-mouth disease and lumpy skin disease for you to take away.


Emergency animal disease workshops for private vets

Local Land Services with the NSW Department of Primary Industries will be hosting a series of emergency animal disease preparedness workshops for NSW veterinarians in early 2023. These workshops are part of a $65 Million package from the NSW Government for foot-and-mouth disease prevention and preparedness.

The purpose is to upskill veterinarians in emergency animal disease investigation practices and encourage testing for foot-and-mouth disease and other key emergency animal diseases.

Four large full-day workshops will be held in Dubbo, Armidale, Wagga Wagga and Sydney. A series of smaller local workshops will be delivered regionally around the state. These free events provide an opportunity to reconnect with veterinary colleagues and earn structured CPD points.

Register your interest here.


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Recordings of past Emergency Animal Disease events

Webinar: Scrubbing up on Biosecurity with Pip Courtney

Are you on small acreage, a hobby farmer or living away from your rural property?

Did you know you have an obligation to help protect our country from emergency animal diseases, like foot-and-mouth and lumpy skin disease?

Pip Courtney - Rural Reporter and host of ABC's rural current affairs program Landline - will host our line-up of expert speakers including;

  • Dr Chris Parker: First Assistant Secretary Biosecurity Animal Division, National Animal Disease Preparedness Coordinator, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry
  • Dr Eliz Braddon: NSW Department of Primary Industries, Manager Animal Biosecurity Preparedness & Response
  • Dr Scott Ison: Local Land Services State Veterinarian
  • Mick Elliott: Local Land Services Senior Biosecurity Officer

The panel gave an update on the status of foot-and-mouth and lumpy skin disease around the world, discussed the obligations landholders have around biosecurity, and talked about what would happen if a disease incursion should occur.

They also discussed the role of pest animal management and provide essential information on what to look for and what to do if you suspect a disease in your animals.

This webinar was held on 20 September 2022 and was current at the time of recording. To stay up to date with biosecurity in NSW, subscribe to our newsletter.


EAD information Session Recording for Primary Producers, mid-north Coast NSW

Watch the Mid-north Coast Emergency Animal Disease information session presented by district vet Ian Poe.

This presentation was recorded at Wauchope on 17 August to help primary producers recognise the signs of foot-and-mouth disease and lumpy skin disease, and provides advice on prevention.

  • learn more about the current status of foot-and-mouth disease and lumpy skin disease
  • find out how to identify these diseases and know what to do if they suspect cases
  • find out what they can do on your farm
  • hear what Local Land Services does to prevent emergency animal diseases
  • hear about the work of Local Land Services in feral animal control.


Events with emergency animal disease information available

We have many events happening across NSW and while some events are not specifically about emergency animal diseases, information on foot and mouth disease and lumpy disease will be available for you to learn more at some events.

Find out what events are happening in your region.