CEO Update We are now well and truly into the working year! I hope you all managed to enjoy a restful and relaxing break. The team here at Animal Health Australia (AHA) are ready for another big year and we are progressing our planning and program for March Member Engagement Week scheduled for the week […]
Today, during the opening of our Member Engagement Week, we bid farewell and extended our best wishes to two of AHA’s long-standing member representatives: Dr. Vivien Kite, outgoing CEO of the Australian Chicken Meat Federation, and Malcolm Letts, outgoing Queensland Chief Biosecurity Officer. Both Viv and Mal are entering retirement and have played instrumental roles […]
Thirteen jurisdictional and one industry representative came together in late February in a week-long training session designed to simulate real-time incident management scenarios. Each workshop day focused on different aspects of incident control and management, and each participant had the chance to develop their Incident Management, Public Information, Planning, Operations, Logistics, and Finance and Administration […]
Twenty participants from across Australia came together in Orange, NSW, recently to focus on the identification of species of Culicoides species biting midges, which can transmit viruses such as Bluetongue virus and Akabane virus. The culicoides entomology training workshop, part of AHAs National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP), was led and delivered by AHAs Dr Bronwyn […]
Animal disease specialist, Dr Mark Cozens will be the new lead for Australia’s Veterinary Emergency Plan (AUSVETPLAN), who started this month at Animal Health Australia, as the Head of Program. Dr Cozens is a senior veterinarian with experience in both government and private sectors, and has worked overseas on responses such as foot-and-mouth disease and […]
As Australia experiences severe weather events, from bushfires to major floods, it’s important to know the avenues of support that are available to livestock producers if they become a victim of natural disasters. Flood Recovery Support Fire Recovery Support Further Information National Support for flood-affected farmers.A list of key contacts and community-wide flood assistance programs. […]
For those that would like to know more about AUSVETPLAN, we’ve answered some key questions.
After six public hearings and 104 submissions to digest, the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Senate Committee, on Thursday the 8th of December, released its 171-page inquiry report on the Adequacy of Australia’s biosecurity measures and response preparedness, in particular with respect to foot and disease and varroa mite. The report has made […]
Animal Health Australia (AHA) has held its 27th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and welcomed two new Board Directors, Lucinda Corrigan and Stuart Crockett, farewelled outgoing Board Directors Paula Fitzgerald and Catherine Cooper, and re-elected Sharon Starick as Chair.
We asked Dr Andy Sheppard and Dr Wilna Vosloo a few questions about the FMD Ready Project and what the team achieved.
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