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
In response to the current risk of foot-and-mouth disease and lumpy skin disease, the NSW Government and the Australian Veterinary Association are working with veterinarians to prepare for and prevent emergency animal diseases in NSW. Local Land Services and NSW Department of Primary Industries will be holding FREE workshops for veterinarians in four locations across the state and offering Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for participation.
get the latest updates on emergency animal diseases relevant to NSW practitioners
meet their local District Veterinarians and hear about notifiable diseases in their local regions
refine their skills in post-mortem examinations
brush up on their lab sample collection and packaging techniques
receive a FREE large animal post-mortem and sampling kit for their eligible veterinary practice (valued at over $900).
We are holding events in Armidale, Sydney, Wagga Wagga and Dubbo.
Register for one of these events below.
Our upcoming EAD events are shown below. Alternatively, you can:
Recordings of past Emergency Animal Disease events
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.
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.
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.