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Monday, October 14, 2013
Foot and Mouth Disease - Australia's Biggest Biosecurity Risk
AUSTRALIA - A new report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) puts the cost of a large foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Australia at more than $50 billion over 10 years....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
FMD Policy to Increase Readiness
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has developed a national policy for vaccination against foot–and–mouth disease (FMD), boosting Australia’s preparedness against the disease....
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Senators Concerned over FMD Virus
AUSTRALIA - A Senate inquiry has voiced "serious concerns" about Australia's ability to respond quickly to an outbreak of the highly contagious livestock virus, foot-and-mouth disease....
Thursday, November 24, 2011
FMD Report Alarms Australian Pork Industry
AUSTRALIA - A review of Australia's preparation for foot and mouth disease has found an outbreak might not be detected early and could spread quickly....
Monday, April 19, 2010
New $5M Five-Year FMD Preparedness Programme
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s livestock industries and the Federal Government are investing in a new five-year $5 million research programme to address vulnerabilities in Australia’s readiness to control Foot and Mouth Disease....
Monday, April 12, 2010
Foot and Mouth Disease Simulation in Melbourne
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s ability to mount an effective response to a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak will be tested during the three-day International FMD Symposium and Workshop (FMD2010) beginning in Melbourne today....
Thursday, September 24, 2009
FMD Experts to Meet in Melbourne
AUSTRALIA - The latest developments in Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) research, diagnostics, surveillance and control measures will be discussed at the inaugural international FMD Symposium and Workshop to be held in Melbourne from 12-14 April 2010. ...
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Australia Steps Up Biosecurity
AUSTRALIA - The New South Wales (NSW) Farmers’ Association has stepped up its focus on biosecurity, calling for a moratorium on the introduction of the live foot and mouth disease (FMD) virus into Australia, at its Executive Council meeting in Tamworth....
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Import Plan Mystery
AUSTRALIA - There was no submission to the Beale quarantie inquiry suggesting foot and mouth disease be brought to Australia, and officers from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry have conceded they saw no reason to bring the disease...
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Nothing to Fear From Live Virus
AUSTRALIA - There should be nothing to fear if live strains of foot and mouth virus are brought to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory for research, with the man in charge this week declaring it the safest research facility in the world....
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
ABA Against Introduction of Live Virus
AUSTRALIA - ABA Chairman Brad Bellinger has said that it is 'unbelievable' that the recently released Beale Report would recommend a policy to introduce the live Foot and Mouth Disease virus into Australia....
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Virtual Outbreak Model Follows FMD Tracks
AUSTRALIA - Researchers have completed the first stage of development work on a comprehensive model of the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in cattle to evaluate policy surrounding the management of FMD and other exotic diseases should an outbreak...
Monday, June 23, 2008
FMD Test Differentiates Vaccinates And Infections
Researchers at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization’s (CSIRO) animal health lab have developed a new test for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) that involves no infectious viral material and can differentiate between...
Friday, August 17, 2007
No To Foot-And-Mouth For Research
AUSTRALIA - Unless foot-and-mouth disease arrives uninvited in Australia, scientists will never get a look at the virus at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (Aahl). ...


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