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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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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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New management approach for endemic sheep diseases

6 July 2018

The management of endemic sheep diseases, Ovine Johne’s disease and footrot, is set to change under new programs introduced today and being rolled out over the coming months.

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Changes to Johne's Disease abattoir surveillance in South Australia

26 April 2018

A voluntary system of surveillance for Johne’s disease (JD) in sheep is now place in Thomas Foods International (TFI) abattoirs.

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Regulation changes for honey bee industry align with best practice

3 April 2018

The South Australian honeybee industry is set to follow the latest in biosecurity best practice with changes to the Livestock Regulations 2013 to take effect this month (April).

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New mandatory reporting to PigPass strengthens the state’s livestock biosecurity

24 January 2018

A new National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) Pig Standard is set to take effect from 1 February 2018.

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Be aware of theileriosis symptoms in your cattle

23 November 2017

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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New diagnostic tool against footrot

17 November 2017

Cutting edge technology is set to speed up the detection of footrot with a statewide 12 month field trial by PIRSA Biosecurity SA.

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Are your NLIS documents complete?

20 September 2017

Sheep and goat producers are being reminded to ensure stock are correctly identified and that the National Vendor Declaration (NVD) is correctly filled out before leaving their property.

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