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Resources for veterinarians

Each state and territory has its own list of Notifiable Animal Diseases. Click on the relevant jurisdiction to be taken to their website of Notifiable Animal Diseases.

An updated version of ‘Exotic diseases of animals a field guide for Australian veterinarians’ aka ‘The Blue Book’ is now available here. It is a useful reference for private veterinarians, describing general considerations for investigating a suspected EAD along with important information on epidemiology, clinical signs, pathology, differential diagnosis and sample collection for most exotic animal diseases designated by the OIE.

The Center for Food Security and Public Health in the United States also works to increase national and international preparedness for accidental or intentional introduction of diseases that threaten food production or public health. On their website you can find strategies, resources and training materials for Emergency Response. In-depth information about Animal Diseases, including technical facts and information is also available.

Animal Health Australia provides an EAD Foundation Course online for concepts of EAD preparedness, management and response structures. It is directed at livestock producers, veterinarians, veterinary students, government personnel and emergency workers.

Further information on Australian biosecurity legislation, risk analysis and animals can be found at Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website.