Veterinarians in Australia on standby – animal disease a major concern

21-01-2011 | |

It has been reported that veterinarians in Australia are on standby as animal diseases have become a huge concern across the country.

Vet advice
The Australian Veterinary Association has gathered a team to advise vets in flood zones. The advisors include those who deal with livestock, wildlife, horses and animal behaviour.
President of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians, Dr Robert Bonanno, has said that there major potential for many mosquito spread viruses. “The conditions have probably never been better, certainly in my living memory, for the spread of things like Akabane, three day sickness and those types of viral diseases spread by mozzies,” he says.
Livestock owners are also being warned about feeding livestock mouldy feed, and of botulism.

Source: ABC Rural