Cattle Biosecurity Planning

Following the Biosecurity Act (2015) all QLD properties with animals have an obligation to develop a biosecurity plan and follow proactive decisions about keeping disease, pets and weeds from entering or leaving their farm.

This is a shared responsibility amongst all persons visiting or working on your property.

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Biosecurity plans increase awareness of the risks which occur with stock entering and leaving the farm, visitors, fence security, use of effluent and waste, handling dead stock, as well as feed quality and storage. Diseases to consider in developing a farm biosecurity plan include EBL, cattle tick infestation, Johnes disease, mastitis infections (dairy), Hendra and Pestivirus.

Accurate record keeping and proper daily procedures are an essential part of all good farm safety plans. Each plan will be;

· unique for each farm,
· have a different set of identifiable risks,
· set about to achieve different objectives, and
· have different capabilities in responding to the risks.

We use the ACV Biocheck templates to assist our clients make in developing their biosecurity plan and to give veterinary oversight with our clients seeking J-BAS 7/ J-DAS 8 (or higher) accreditation. 

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CONTACT A CLINIC

To arrange help establishing your on-farm biosecurity plan, contact the professional team at the Warwick Vet Clinic.

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