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An emergency animal disease (EAD) is:

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A known disease that does not occur in endemic form in Australia, and for which it is considered to be in the national interest to be free of the disease.

A variant form of an endemic disease which is itself not endemic, caused by a strain or type of the agent, which can be distinguished by appropriate diagnostic methods, and which if established in Australia, would have a national impact.

A serious infectious disease of unknown or uncertain cause, which may on the evidence available at the time, be an entirely new disease.

A known endemic disease, but is occurring in such a fulminant outbreak form (far beyond the severity expected), that an emergency response is required to ensure that there is not either a large-scale epidemic of national significance or serious loss of market access.

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If you suspect an emergency animal disease outbreak on a farm, you should first:

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Call the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline

Contact your local government veterinary officer

Quarantine the property

Call the police to arrest the farmer

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Only diseases exotic to Australia are considered as Emergency Animals Diseases and are included in EADRA and AUSVETPLAN.

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In Australia, the Australian Government has operational responsibility for the control and eradication of emergency animal diseases within the states and territories.

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Under EADRA, there are 4 disease categories that determine the proportions of the response costs funded by government and industry respectively. Industry is required to contribute payment in all EADRA categories.

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Select all the statements that are true about the detection and reporting of EADs by private veterinarians:

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Early detection and immediate reporting of a suspected EAD increases the chance of effective and efficient eradication if an EAD is confirmed.

Time delay to detection and reporting of an outbreak of an emergency animal disease can directly affect the size of the outbreak and the likelihood that the disease can be eradicated.

If you ring the EAD hotline without being sure it is an EAD case, you will be fined.

A veterinarian who suspects an EAD outbreak is legally obliged to report it under the state/territory legislation.

Private veterinarians contribute to Australia’s passive surveillance for EADs through the notification and reporting of disease cases. Passive surveillance is important for early warning of new or increased disease occurrence and as a first stage in identifying new and emerging disease.

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Biosecurity is the responsibility of the Australian government, each state and territory, industries, people who are part of industries, and members of the public. They each have responsibilities in EAD prevention, detection, and control.

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During an EAD outbreak, further investigation, sample collection and quarantine is the responsibility of the government veterinarian only.

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What is the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline number?

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1800 321 675

1800 675 888

13 30 32

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Time to review your knowledge of EAD response strategies. Organise the various methods for breaking the transmission cycle of an infectious disease agent by selecting the most relevant category.

  • Treatment of infected animals to reduce shedding +/- the infectious period: 
  • Quarantine of infected animals and/or areas:
  • Biosecurity measures in uninfected areas to prevent contact between susceptible animals and contaminated fomites, wildlife reservoirs and vectors: 
  • Vaccination: 
  • Depopulation of infected animals +/- depopulation of animals in infected areas: 
  • Movement controls in infected areas:
  • Biosecurity measures in infected areas to reduce/eliminate contamination of potential fomites: 

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