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Animal Health

Tasmania's best defence against the spread of animal and poultry diseases is for owners and those who work with animals to be able to recognise the symptoms - early diagnosis is important.

Notifiable Animal Diseases
The list of animal diseases for which there is a legal requirement to report any suspect cases.
Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease
A devastating disease is sweeping through the Tasmanian devil population.
Frog Disease - Chytrid Fungus
A potentially lethal frog disease, the chytrid fungus has been discovered in Tasmania.
Platypus Fungal Disease
Little is known about platypus fungal disease, mucormycosis disease, which affects only Tasmanian platypuses and causes ugly skin lesions or ulcers on...
Cattle Diseases
Information on a variety of diseases that infect cattle.
Sheep Diseases
Information on a variety of diseases that affect sheep.
Goat Diseases
Information on a variety of diseases that effect goats.
Pig Diseases
Information on diseases that infect pigs.
Horse Diseases
Information for horse owners and organisers of horse events including disease hotline numbers.
Hydatid Disease
Hydatid disease, also known as hydatidosis or echinococcosis, is a parasitic infection of various animals, which can infect humans.
Ovine Johne's Disease
Ovine Johne's Disease (OJD) is a chronic, incurable bacterial disease of sheep. The disease occurs in south-east Australia, including Tasmania.
Poultry Diseases
Information for poultry growers on contagious diseases affecting poultry.
Avian Influenza
A highly contagious, generalised viral disease of birds, that can cause high mortalities in chickens. The clinical signs are very similar to Newcastl...
Avian Paramyxovirus in Pigeons
As a response to the outbreak of avian paramyxovirus in show and racing pigeons in Victoria, Tasmania has imposed restrictions on the importation of p...
Bee Diseases
Information about other diseases that affect bees.
Foot and Mouth Disease
Information about foot and mouth disease and how to keep it out of Australia and Tasmania.
Information for Veterinary Practitioners
The purpose of this web page is to provide veterinary practitioners in Tasmania with ready access to information and resources for specific animal hea...
See also:
Animal Welfare During Bushfires
Strategy for Managing Wildlife Disease in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area
Wildlife Health in Tasmania
Animal Health Legislation
Useful Links - Biosecurity

Diagnostic services are available from DPIPWE's Animal Health Laboratory.

National Pests & Disease Outbreaks website: www.outbreak.gov.auYou are now leaving our site. DPIPWE is not responsible for the content of the web site to which you are going. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement.

Find out about animal welfare legislation and animal research.

If you use poultry litter or compost as a fertiliser, read the Poultry Litter information sheet or the Composting fact sheet to find out how to prevent the risk of Mad Cow Disease.

Report any notifiable animal disease on the all hours emergency disease hotline: 1800 675 888.



Further Information:


  Animal Health and Welfare Branch
  Biosecurity and Product Integrity Division
  13 St Johns Avenue
  NEW TOWN TAS 7008
  Phone: 03 6233 6875
  Email: AnimalWelfare.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


For all animal disease enquires:

  Animal Disease Enquiries
  Phone: 03 6233 6875 or 1300 368 550 (local call)
  Email: AnimalDisease.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


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