Animal Health Australia manages cattle health projects to provide a framework for a nationally integrated approach to health conditions and biosecurity within the cattle industry.
JD in cattle
Animal Health Australia (AHA) coordinates the national Johne’s disease (JD) in cattle Framework on behalf of the Australian beef and dairy industries, governments and veterinarians to help reduce the spread and impact of JD in Australia.
Cattle Health Project
The Cattle Health Project provides the framework for a nationally integrated approach to health conditions and biosecurity within the Australian cattle industry.
The project aims to develop tools and suitable technical information on endemic diseases for producers to assist their herd management.
Health 4 Wealth Project
The below factsheets were developed as a part of the Health 4 Wealth project. The project aims to develop a standardized approach to data collection on disease-related carcase and offal condemnations and a nationally agreed, consistent feedback system to beef, goatmeat, pork and sheepmeat producers.
Grazing Beef Industry Surveillance Project
The Cattle Council of Australia, representing Australia’s grazing beef cattle producers, secured Australian Government funding in 2018 to monitor the occurrence of selected endemic diseases and provide advice on these conditions back to producers. The following conditions were monitored by carcass inspection and sampling at selected abattoirs during 2019-20, and are considered to have negative impacts on productivity, quality and profitability of the beef value chain.
The below fact sheets have been provided to explain these conditions to producers and how to prevent them.