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News - Animal Health

Warning of increased risk of footrot this spring

9 September 2020

Late winter rains across much of the sheep producing areas of South Australia have increased the risk of footrot spread this spring, prompting a reminder to the community to be alert for the debilitating disease.

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American Foulbrood detected on Kangaroo Island

26 May 2020

Beekeepers are being asked to remain vigilant following a single detection of American Foulbrood (AFB) in hives on Kangaroo Island.

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Bee biosecurity aware

24 April 2020

PIRSA Biosecurity SA is reminding beekeepers to be on the lookout for American Foulbrood (AFB) following a detection in hives in the Lewiston area.

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Kuitpo Forest abuzz for pollination

15 April 2020

Kuitpo Forest Reserve is set to welcome new residents – hundreds of thousands of bees – as the reserve opens to beekeeping for the first time in an effort to help South Australia's apiary industry.

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Mosquito borne disease alert for horse owners

20 March 2020

PIRSA is reminding horse owners to be on the lookout for the potential impact of symptoms of mosquito borne diseases such as Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus and West Nile virus/Kunjin in their horses.

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Heatwave has animals hot under the collar

17 December 2019

As South Australia faces 40 degree plus temperatures for the next four consecutive days, animal owners are being reminded to prepare for the scorching heat.

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Removing the baa-riers on sheep entry

5 June 2019

The State Government will make it easier for South Australian farmers to purchase sheep from across the border in an effort to fast track rebuilding the state’s flock after drought.

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Unregistered hives prompt reminder to bee good

28 March 2019

Beekeepers in South Australia are being reminded to register and brand their hives after a number of unregistered hives were discovered in the Lower South East.

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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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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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