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Caring for animals during heat

15 January 2019

Animal owners are being reminded to take appropriate precautions to ensure they are properly cared for during the extreme temperatures forecast across the state this week.

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Zero tolerance against fruit fly at Yamba

4 January 2019

The State Government has stepped up its fight against fruit fly with a zero tolerance approach to come into effect at the Yamba Quarantine Station from today.

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Border sting operation to stop fruit fly

28 December 2018

More than 230 drivers entering South Australia through Bordertown last weekend received fines for illegally bringing fruit into the state in a random roadblock operation undertaken by South Australian biosecurity officers.

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Livestock and pet owners urged to prepare for heat

24 December 2018

Livestock owners are being urged to ensure to take special care of their animals over the coming days with severe to extreme temperatures forecast across most of the state.

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'Eat it or bin it' if you're travelling this Christmas

19 December 2018

Visiting friends and family are being reminded to ‘Eat It or Bin It’ this festive season and avoid putting the state’s fruit fly free status at risk by bringing any fresh fruit and vegetables back into South Australia or the Riverla…

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Loxton Fruit Fly community meeting

14 December 2018

Residents and producers within the 1.5km outbreak area will have an opportunity to receive the latest updates on the fruit fly eradication response around Loxton at a community meeting.

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Riverland call to action on Fruit Fly

12 December 2018

A call to action has been issued for the entire Riverland community to eradicate waste material that could be a host for fruit fly after an outbreak of Q-fly was detected in Loxton on Thursday.

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Fruit Fly Outbreak declared in the Riverland

7 December 2018

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) has been detected in Loxton following the discovery of seven male flies.

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Be aware of theileriosis symptoms in your cattle

29 November 2018

PIRSA is advising cattle producers to be alert to any signs of theileriosis, a tick-borne disease which may cause anaemia, weakness and death in animals under stress.

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Stay frog-eyed for high-risk toads in luggage

27 November 2018

Don't spoil your holidays by enabling a high-risk pest to hitch hike in your luggage.

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