Australian Animal Health Status

The table below lists the status of different diseases in Australia, it has been taken from the Animal Health Australia web page on the 27th of June 2017.

 

The complete table including other species can be found here

 

 

Disease Status Date of last occurrence and notes Additional information
Multiple-species diseases
Anthrax Present Limited distribution http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal#anthrax
https://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
http://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Bluetongue Viruses present Restricted to specific northern areas of Australia; sentinel herd and vector monitoring program. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
https://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/disease-surveillance/national-arbovirus-monitoring-program/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Brucellosis (Brucella abortus) Free Australia declared freedom in 1989 http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Brucellosis (B. melitensis) Free   http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Brucellosis (B. suis) Serological evidence Maintained in feral pigs in northern Australia; rare occurrence in domestic pigs. http://www.daff.gov.au/animal-plant-health/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.health.gov.au
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
Epizootic haemorrhagic disease Virus present Disease has not been reported http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
Equine encephalomyelitis (eastern) Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Foot-and-mouth disease Free   http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal#footandmouth--disease
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Heartwater Free Never occurred http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Infection with Aujeszky's disease virus Free Never occurred http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Infection with Echinococcus granulosus (hydatid disease) Present   http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/cda-pubs-cdi-2001-cdi2504-cdi2504c17.htm
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
Infection withEchinococcus multilocularis Free   http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
Rabies Free 1867 http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal#rabies
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ohp-rabies-consumer-info.htm
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Rift Valley fever Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Rinderpest Free 1923; with the global eradication of rinderpest finalized in 2011, all countries are free. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Infection with "Trichinella" spp. Not reported Trichinella spiralis not present; T. pseudospiralis present in wildlife http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.health.gov.au
Japanese encephalitis Serological evidence Detected annually in Torres Strait, and on Cape York in 1998 and 2004. http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
New World screw-worm fly (Cochliomyia hominivorax) Free Never occurred http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal#screwworm-fly
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Old World screw-worm fly (Chrysomya bezziana) Free Never occurred http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity/australia/naqs/naqs-target-lists/screw-worm-fly
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Paratuberculosis Present National control/management programs http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://edis.animalhealthaustralia.com.au
http://nahis.animalhealthaustralia.com.au
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Q fever Present   http://www.qfever.org
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/cda-cdi31suppl.htm~cda-cdi31suppl-3.htm~cda-cdi31suppl-3l.htm
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Surra (Trypanosoma evansi) Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal#surra
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Tularaemia Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Vesicular stomatitis Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
West Nile fever Australian variants present A previously unknown Australian strain of West Nile virus was identified following an outbreak of neurological disease in horses in 2011. No cases were reported in 2012 http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Cattle diseases
Bovine anaplasmosis Present   http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Bovine babesiosis Present   http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Bovine genital campylobacteriosis Present   http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home \\
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy Free Never occurred; National Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Freedom Assurance Program includes surveillance; official OIE `negligible risk’ status. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal#bovine-spongiform-encephalopathy
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/biosecurity/tse-freedom-assurance-program/national-tse-surveillance-program/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Bovine tuberculosis Free Australia declared freedom in 1997; last case in any species (including free-living) reported in 2002. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Bovine viral diarrhoea Present Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV)-1 — present; BVDV-2 — never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia Free 1967; Australia declared freedom in 1973; officially recognized by the OIE as free. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Enzootic bovine leucosis Present Licensed dairy cattle herds monitored free of disease; Australia declared provisional freedom of the Australian dairy herd, 2010. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Haemorrhagic septicaemia Free Never occurred; strains of Pasteurella multocida present, but not the 6b or 6e strains that cause haemorrhagic septicaemia. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
Lumpy skin disease Free Never occurred http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
Theileriosis Free Theileria parva and T.annulata not present http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Trichomonosis   Present http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Trypanosomosis (tsetse borne) Free Never occurred http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Sheep and goat diseases
Caprine arthritis–encephalitis Present Voluntary accreditation schemes exist http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Contagious agalactia Not reported Mycoplasma agalactiae has been isolated, but Australian strains do not produce agalactia in sheep. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Enzootic abortion of ewes (ovine chlamydiosis) Not reported Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Maedi–visna Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Nairobi sheep disease Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Ovine epididymitis (Brucella ovis) Present Voluntary accreditation schemes in all states. http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Peste des petits ruminants Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Salmonellosis (Salmonella Abortusovis) Free Never occurred; surveillance has shown no evidence of infection in sheep. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Scrapie Free 1952; National Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Freedom Assurance Program includes surveillance http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/
Sheep pox and goat pox Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/programs/emergency-animal-disease-preparedness/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2013/