Livestock Cropping & Pasture General Farm

FMD – Foot & Mouth Exotic Disease – Know the Biosecurity Risks

August 8, 2022

Have a biosecurity plan – work through the risks and actions to minimise the risk.

Provide a visual reminder with Biosecurity signs at property entrances.

Come clean, go clean – equipment, clothing, vehicles.

Ensure visitors who have arrived from overseas do not have contact with Australian livestock for at least 7 days.

Record and restrict movement of visitors on your farm – ask if visitors have travelled overseas in the past month.

Quarantine introduced livestock for 14 days to watch for signs and prevent other biosecurity risks such as weed seed spread.

Prevent contact between farmed and feral pigs and no swill feeding.

Ensure livestock movement records are up to date on the NLIS database and ensure all National Vendor Declarations are completed accurately and contain all required information.

Know the signs and symptoms of FMD and if you suspect the presence of FMD report immediately to the Emergency Animal Disease Hotline on 1800 675 888 or to Biosecurity Queensland 13 25 23.