Department of Primary Industries have released information about the current Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) situation. Also included in this email is information about Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD). Both of these diseases are currently present in Indonesia. FMD and LSD have the potential to have serious and devastating impacts on the livestock industry if outbreaks were to occur in Australia.

    Please take the time to read the information in the links below and familiarise yourself with the signs and symptoms of these two exotic notifiable diseases.

    If you suspect your livestock are experiencing the signs/symptoms identified for Foot and Mouth Disease or Lumpy Skin Disease, please report it immediately via the Emergency Animal Disease Hotline (1800 675 888) or to your Local Land Services District Veterinarian.

    This is a timely reminder about the importance of the National Livestock Identification System and compliance around tagging and recording livestock movements on the NLIS database within the required timeframes. This information will be heavily relied upon in the event that Australia may experience an exotic animal disease outbreak.

    Foot and mouth disease (nsw.gov.au)

    Foot and mouth disease (Primefact 1255) (nsw.gov.au)

    Lumpy skin disease in cattle (nsw.gov.au)

    Local Land Services Biosecurity Staff and District Veterinarians are available to answer any questions you may have. Please call your local office on 1300 795 299.


    Matthew Lieschke | Senior Agriculture Advisor – Livestock
    South East Local Land Services
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