Informing EAD Responses – AUSVETPLAN

Animal Health Australia (AHA) manages the development and review of the Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan (AUSVETPLAN) on behalf of its members.

AUSVETPLAN contains the nationally-agreed approach for the response to emergency animal disease (EAD) incidents in Australia. The plan is captured in a series of manuals and supporting documents, as listed below.


Disease-specific documents

Operational manuals

Enterprise manuals

Management manuals

Guidance documents

Biosecurity Incident Public Information Manuals (BIPIM)


AHA gives no warranty that the information contained in AUSVETPLAN or the related resource documents, is correct or complete and shall not be liable for any loss howsoever caused, whether due to negligence or other circumstances, arising from use of reliance on this information.

* The ‘Response Policy Briefs’ document covers: Borna disease, brucellosis (due to Brucella melitensis), contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, contagious equine metritis, dourine, East coast fever, encephalitides (tick-borne), epizootic lymphangitis, equine babesiosis, equine encephalomyelitis (eastern, western and Venezuelan), equine encephalosis, Getah virus disease, glanders, haemorrhagic septicaemia, heartwater, Jembrana disease, maedi–visna, Menangle virus (porcine paramyxovirus), Nairobi sheep disease, Nipah virus, Potomac fever, pulmonary adenomatosis, sheep scab, Teschen disease, trichinellosis, vesicular exanthema, Wesselsbron disease and West Nile virus disease