Foot & Mouth (FMD) and Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD)

Published on Wednesday, 10 August 2022 at 5:23:49 PM

State/Federal Government foot-and-mouth (FMD) and lumpy skin diseases (LSD) update.

The Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) is continuing to ramp up measures at the borders to mitigate the risk of emergency animal diseases entering Australia.These upgraded measures include:
- Enhancement of mail profiling and inspections.
- Additional staff (43) to assist with treating footwear and maintenance of sanitisation mats.
- Biosecurity officers boarding planes and playing new biosecurity messages on all inbound flights from Indonesia to reinforce Australia’s strict biosecurity measures and provide FMD-specific advice to travellers.
- Targeted FMD announcement in airport terminals and additional training for airport biosecurity staff.
- Expanded foot bath use for livestock vessels while docked at Australian ports.

The first in a DPIRD series of four regional FMD and LSD preparedness information forums will be held in Manjimup tomorrow afternoon.
Registrations are still open for all free information forums. The event details and registration links are below:
- Manjimup: Thursday 11 August, 2pm to 4pm - register Manjimup
- Cunderdin: Wednesday 17 August, 2pm to 4pm - register Cunderdin
- Katanning: Friday 19 August, 2pm to 4pm - register Katanning
- Dandaragan: Tuesday 23 August, 2pm to 4pm - register Dandaragan

For up-to-date information, please visit the Emergency Animal Disease Hub:

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