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Disease information collated 

in support of NABS network activities

Foot-and-mouth outbreak in Indonesia

Foot-and-mouth outbreak in Indonesia

Multiple cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) were reported in Indonesia in May 2022. Ring the EAD Hotline if you suspect a case.
Potential cost of FMD outbreak in Australia

Potential cost of FMD outbreak in Australia

A FMD outbreak in Australia involving multiple states could cost $50 billion according to 2013 ABARES modelling.
Lumpy Skin Disease reaches Indonesia

Lumpy Skin Disease reaches Indonesia

Lumpy Skin Disease, a pox virus infecting cattle and buffalo, has been spreading rapidly across Asia in 2021. It has never been reported in Australia. Ring the EAD Hotline if you suspect a case.
Hendra virus facts and resources

Hendra virus facts and resources

How to protect people and assess the risk of a Hendra virus spillover event when attending sick horses.
African horse sickness in south-east Asia

African horse sickness in south-east Asia

How to recognise African horse sickness on the small chance it enters Australia with infected insects.
From dull to dead – a horse with Hendra virus

From dull to dead – a horse with Hendra virus

A case reminder of an important zoonoses and differential for African horse sickness.
Canine ehrlichiosis in Australia

Canine ehrlichiosis in Australia

E canis is a notifiable disease: vets should be alert for suspect cases after the tick-borne bacteria was diagnosed in northern Australia in 2020.
Rule-out of exotic disease in feral pigs

Rule-out of exotic disease in feral pigs

The clinical examination and sampling of feral pigs in poor condition.
Differentials for repro investigations

Differentials for repro investigations

A table showing the causes of reproductive disease in cattle in northern Australia, how they manifest (as infertility, abortion or neonatal loss), and whether they are notifiable diseases or zoonotic infections.
Vesicles on the teat skin of a dairy cow

Vesicles on the teat skin of a dairy cow

The immediate examination of skin lesions seen on a dairy cow at the afternoon milking.
EAD Field Guide For Vets

EAD Field Guide For Vets

Download CSIRO's 2019 Emergency Animal Disease Field Guide for vets.
Repro disease investigation resources

Repro disease investigation resources

Veterinary guide to reproductive disease investigations of cattle in northern Australia with regional benchmarks, risk factors and diagnosis.
Collecting maggots for Screw Worm Fly surveillance

Collecting maggots for Screw Worm Fly surveillance

Use Animal Health Australia's kits to collect maggots and send to the lab when investigating myiasis (flystrike) in northern Australia.
Differentials for nervous conditions of cattle

Differentials for nervous conditions of cattle

Common causes of neurological signs in cattle in northern Australia and what labs are likely to test for in the first instance.
Examples of disease exclusions in buffalo

Examples of disease exclusions in buffalo

Examples of exotic or notifiable diseases of buffalo in Australia that might present as sudden death, respiratory signs or ill thrift.
Differentials for paralysis with death in cattle

Differentials for paralysis with death in cattle

The common differential diagnoses for cattle in northern Australia that show signs of paralysis with death.
BRD and exotic differentials

BRD and exotic differentials

Gross lung pathology seen in shipping fever and 3 other respiratory diseases of cattle exotic to Australia (pleuro, TB and HS).
African Swine Fever spreading rapidly in Asia

African Swine Fever spreading rapidly in Asia

Know how to recognise the clinical signs of African Swine Fever (ASF) and prevent its spread in Australia.
Tick Fever Agnote

Tick Fever Agnote

A practical overview of the two types of tick fever, babesiosis and anaplasmosis, that can occur in northern Australia (NT AgNote 2016).
Nepal – a first class education into every facet of FMD

Nepal – a first class education into every facet of FMD

How first-hand experience of FMD in Nepal helped underpin the preparedness to act for northern Australian vets.